PepsiCo filled the long-vacant role of president in July, sparking talk that the CEO might be heading toward retirement. But Nooyi claims she has no plans to step down, and why should she? While revenue was flat in 2016, profits jumped 16%, and the stock has outpaced most of its Big Food brethren as the industry tries to adjust to massive consumer shifts. Nooyi has responded by moving the portfolio toward healthier fare. The company recently launched a premium water line and in 2016 acquired kombucha maker KeVita.
Read our Q&A with Nooyi from our Oct. 1, 2017 issue titled “PepsiCo’s CEO Opens Up About Trump, Amazon, and That Kendall Jenner Ad.”
Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)
|Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)||162779|
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