卢英德出生在印度金奈，并在那里接受教育，后来在加尔各答获得印度管理学院（Indian Institute of Management）的MBA学位，之后进入耶鲁大学（Yale），在1980年完成学业并获得另外一个MBA学位。
卢英德曾先后在波士顿咨询集团（Boston Consulting Group）和摩托罗拉（Motorola）任职，1994年加入百事可乐公司【PepsiCo，《财富》500强（Fortune 500）】战略与发展团队，担任高级副总裁。之后，她在公司不断得到升迁，最终在2006年10月被任命为CEO。百事可乐公司在印度、中国和俄罗斯进行了大规模投资。2011年，百事可乐公司以42亿美元收购了俄罗斯酸奶公司Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods，从而打开了进入东欧市场的大门。
Indra Nooyi - PepsiCo
Company headquarters: U.S.
CEO's home country: India
Indra Nooyi was born and educated in Chennai, India, received an MBA at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and made her way to Yale to earn yet another MBA, which she completed in 1980.
After stints at Boston Consulting Group and Motorola, Nooyi joined PepsiCo's (PEP, Fortune 500) strategy and development team as an SVP in 1994. She moved her way up the ranks at the company and was named CEO in October 2006. PepsiCo has made major investments in India, China, and Russia. In 2011, PepsiCo acquired Russian yogurt company Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods for $4.2 billion, giving it a major opening into the Eastern European market.
Nooyi has also focused on bolstering PepsiCo's nutritional reputation abroad. "I grew up in an emerging market, and I cannot forget that," Nooyi told Fortune in 2004, when she was CFO of the company. "I have a basic belief that positive nutrition is important in developing markets."