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12TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER CELEBRATING THE

WORLD’S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES®

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Cipriani 42nd Street
New York, NY

SOLD OUT

Keynote

Indra K. Nooyi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

About Mrs. Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. In its global food and beverage portfolio, PepsiCo has 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola. With nearly $63 billion in annual net revenue, PepsiCo makes hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are beloved throughout the world.

Mrs. Nooyi is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo is focusing on delivering sustained growth by making healthier and more nutritious products, limiting our environmental footprint and protecting the planet, and empowering our associates and people in the communities we serve.

Mrs. Nooyi was named President and CEO on October 1, 2006 and assumed the role of Chairman on May 2, 2007. She has directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc. She also led the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo, the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history.

Prior to becoming CEO, Mrs. Nooyi served as President and Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2001, when she was also named to PepsiCo’s Board of Directors. In this position, she was responsible for PepsiCo’s corporate functions, including finance, strategy, business process optimization, corporate platforms and innovation, procurement, investor relations and information technology. Between February 2000 and April 2001, Mrs. Nooyi was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo. Mrs. Nooyi also served as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development from 1996 until 2000, and as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning from 1994 until 1996.

Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Mrs. Nooyi spent four years as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Strategic Marketing for Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company. She was part of the top management team responsible for the company’s U.S. business as well as its worldwide industrial businesses, representing about $10 billion of ABB’s $30 billion in global sales.

Between 1986 and 1990, Mrs. Nooyi worked for Motorola, where she was Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning, having joined the company as the business development executive responsible for its automotive and industrial electronic group. Prior to Motorola, she spent six years directing international corporate strategy projects at The Boston Consulting Group. Her clients ranged from textiles and consumer goods companies to retailers and specialty chemicals producers. Mrs. Nooyi began her career in India, where she held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm.

In addition to being a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors, Mrs. Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of Schlumberger Limited, The Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Tsinghua University. She is also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. Mrs. Nooyi is married and has two daughters.

An Inspiring Evening

Join us as we celebrate the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies with hundreds of corporate leaders from around the globe.
Watch past keynotes below.

Senator Bill Bradley on Corporate Purpose
and the Dignity of Work

 

Watch the 5-minute highlight video (on the left) with
Ethisphere CEO, Tim Erblich, at the 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies Gala Dinner.

Watch The Entire Session

Keynote Speaker:
Cameron Munter
2016 Gala

Keynote Speaker:
Walter Isaacson
2015 Gala

Keynote Speaker:
Scott Harrison
2015 Gala

Join Us and Your Peers in New York

Updated as of March 7, 2018

Please email Chelsie Dumenigo to be added to the waitlist.

Past Distinguished Keynote Speakers

Senator Bill Bradley

Managing Director
Allen & Company LLC
2017 Gala

Cameron Munter

CEO and President
EastWest Institute
2016 Gala

Walter Isaacson

President and CEO
The Aspen Institute
2015 Gala

Scott Harrison

Founder and CEO
charity: water
2015 Gala

Dr. Joseph M. Salley

President and CEO
Milliken & Company
2015 Gala

Ernie Allen

Co-Founder, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
2014 Gala

George Mitchell

Former Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
2013 Gala

Madeleine Albright

Former Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
2012 Gala

Program

Join us for a celebratory evening recognizing what’s right about corporate behavior.

Doors Open

5:00 p.m.

Red Carpet Photo Opportunities for Honorees

5:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Cocktail Hour

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner & Celebration

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Cipriani 42nd Street®

110 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Cipriani 42nd Street, formerly known as the Bowery Savings Bank, is a national landmark conveniently located adjacent to Grand Central Station. Originally built in 1921 by Louis Ayres of the architectural firm York & Sawyer, the Bowery Saving Bank was described as “easily the most sumptuous venue of its kind.”

Points of Interest:

  • Chrysler Building
  • Times Square
  • United Nations Complex
  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island
  • Bryant Park