"My gift to this wonderful institution pales in comparison with the gift that Yale gave me-the fundamental understanding that leadership requires an expansive worldview and a deep appreciation of the many points of intersection between business and society.
"Business issues are never just business issues, and my most ardent hope is that this endowment will teach future generations of leaders that the most successful companies of tomorrow will do more than make money."
"They will make a difference and create shareholder value by improving the quality of life in every market in which they operate," said Nooyi. Edward A. Snyder, the inaugural Indra K. Nooyi Dean has led the Yale School of Management since 2011 and was recently appointed to a second five-year term as dean. "Indra Nooyi has become a leading voice among Fortune 500 CEOs in no small part because of her willingness to take a stand on the broader purpose of the corporation, while delivering top-echelon performance," Snyder said "Indra Nooyi's sense of purpose, deep engagement with civic life, and pursuit of excellence exemplify the kind of leadership in service to society that we hope all Yale graduates will achieve," Yale University president Peter Salovey said.
Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Nooyi worked in senior roles at Asea Brown Boveri, Motorola, and the Boston Consulting Group.
Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of US-China Business Council and US-India Business Council. She is also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and and was appointed to the US-India CEO Forum by President Barack Obama.