PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been appointed to the board of the International Cricket Council (ICC), making her their first ever independent female director.
Having been unanimously inducted into the board, Indra will assume her responsibilities as a director starting June 2018. As an independent director, she starts with a two-year term, and is allowed to be appointed twice again, or for three such terms consecutively, with her service not exceeding six years in total.
“I love the game of cricket. I played it as a teenager and in college, and to this day, I cherish the lessons the game taught me about teamwork, integrity, respect, and healthy competition. I am thrilled to join the ICC as the first person to be appointed to this role. And I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board, ICC’s incredible partners, and cricketers around the world to grow our sport responsibly and give our fans a new reason to follow every ball and shot,” says Indra Nooyi.
“We are delighted to welcome Indra to the ICC. Adding another independent director – particularly a female – is such an important step forward in improving our governance. To have someone of Indra’s calibre is fantastic news for the global game – she is frequently recognised as one of the most influential people in business today, running one of the world’s biggest corporations,” says ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar.
She fulfills the ICC’s mandate of installing a female independent director, which is part of the execution of all-permeating constitutional changes instated by the ICC in June 2017, in order to improve the global governance of the sport.
“We undertook a global search looking for the right candidate who would complement the existing skills and experience already on our board. A cricket enthusiast with experience in the commercial sector and independent of the ICC, any member or state or associated organisation were the primary criteria, and in Indra we have found an exceptional new colleague, and we look forward to working with her in the future,” added Manohar.