Indra Nooyi, the PepsiCo chairman and CEO has been appointed as the first independent female director of International Cricket Council, the announcement was made, on Saturday, by the highest authority of cricket.
Following the unanimous approval of her appointment, Ms. Nooyi will join the board in June, 2018.
Being one of the mainstream global business leader, Indra Nooyi has been ranked among most powerful women in the world in a persistent basis; in the International Cricket Council, Nooyi became a part of wide range constitutional change to extend the global governance of the sport.
ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar appreciating the step, said, “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 caliber is fantastic news for the global game – she is frequently recognized as one of the most influential people in business today, running one of the world’s biggest corporations,” he said.
Indra Nooyi, also expressed here excitement saying, “I am thrilled to join the ICC as the first person to be appointed to this role. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board, ICC’s partners, and cricketers around the world to grow our sport responsibly and give our fans a new reason to follow every ball and shot.”
The independent director has been appointed for a two-year term although she may be re-appointed for two further terms with a maximum six-year consecutive period of service.