PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been selected as first independent woman director of ICC. Appointment of Indra as ICC’s first independent female director was decided unanimously in a meeting held on last Friday (9-02-2018). She will be joining the board in June 2018 for a term of two years.
Indra Nooyi has been one of the most influential women of the world. She has shown her leadership and management skills to world as PepsiCo chairman and CEO.
As an independent director Nooyi will be an important part of the world cricket organization. Back in 2017, ICC had made some significant changes in the rules of its governance structure. The selection of an independent director who must be a woman was also one important change made. Expansion of board director members to 17 was another decision out of seventeen directors, 12 are permanent members, three Associates, the ICC chairman, and an independent director.
The term of independent director of ICC is decided for two years. The selected person is also eligible for reappointment for next two terms means a single person can remain on the post of ICC independent director for three consecutive terms or for six years.
Born on 28 October 1955, Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi has been a Indian American business executive. She is PepsiCo’s current Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In terms of total revenue generation, her business venture is world’s second biggest food and beverage business. She has been ranking in the top 100 most powerful women in world continuosly.
International Cricket Council (ICC)
International Cricket Council (ICC) is the international organization of cricket. It was founded back in 1909 by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa. Its earlier name was given as Imperial Cricket Conference which was given when it was founded. Later on the organization was renamed to International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1989.
Current Chairman of ICC: Shashank Manohar
Current President of ICC: Zaheer Abbas
CEO of ICC: David Richardson
ICC Member Countries: 104 members (12 Full Members who play cricket and 92 Associate Members)