PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been appointed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board as the governing body’s first independent female director.
Nooyi will join the Board in June 2018 to align with the term of the ICC Independent Chairman, following the unanimous confirmation of her appointment at today’s meeting, an ICC release said.
“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,” said Nooyi.
ICC Chairman, Shashank Manohar said, ”Adding another independent director – particularly a female – is such an important step forward in improving our governance. To have someone of Indra’s calibre is fantastic news for the global game.”
The appointment of a woman Independent Director was approved by the ICC Full Council in June last year as part of wide ranging constitutional change centred at cultivating the governance of the sport.