Amazon adds former PepsiCo CEO to its board

Indra Nooyi is the fifth female to join the retailer's board


Amazon has named former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to its board, the second woman of colour 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. Earlier this month, 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.