By JOSEPH PISANI
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has named former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to its board. The Indian American Tamil business executive is the second woman of color to be added to the online retailer’s board of directors in a month.
Amazon and other big companies have been under pressure to diversify their boards. In February, Starbucks executive Rosalind Brewer joined Amazon’s board, the second Black woman to ever sit on its board of directors.
With Nooyi’s addition, Seattle-based Amazon’s 11-person board now has five women members.
Nooyi stepped down as CEO of soda and snack company PepsiCo in October.