London: Pepsico’s CEO Indra Nooyi has topped the Financial Times’ ranking of the Top 50 Women in World Business for the second year running. One of the most celebrated corporate leaders in the world, Nooyi was followed by Andrea Jung of Avon Products, Güler Sabanci of Sabanci Group, and Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft Foods.
Hot on their heels in the Financial Times’ flagship analysis of female business leadership are Ursula Burns at Xerox, Ellen Kullman at DuPont and – one of the six Indian women in the list – Chanda Kochhar at ICICI.
The FT’s parent company, Pearson, has been awarded the Large Cap Business of the Year gong at the National Business Awards, which celebrate excellence, innovation and ethics in business. Judges’ comments included: “Pearson’s bold moves in digital media and education have been rewarded with solid and consistent growth as this international media company successfully adapts its model in new markets around the world.”