50 Most Influential: No. 31 — Indra Nooyi / Adam Harter
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Chairman & CEO
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Vice President, Consumer Engagement
CHANGE FROM 2013: NEWCOMERNooyi is often cited as one of the most powerful women in business. For either gender, she is likely the most involved chairman and CEO when it comes to sports marketing, even going as far as being one of the first public supporters of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this fall. Harter is the tactician, making the decisions that will allow Pepsi’s big bets in sports and entertainment to pay off.
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