Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi will serve as a keynote speaker at this week’s NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show – Chapter 1.
“Indra Nooyi is one of the most respected business leaders of our time. Her initiatives in sustainability and corporate responsibility have been highly impactful,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “Her unparalleled business acumen helped lead one of America’s most notable brands to new heights and spearheaded a series of successful global acquisitions. We look forward to her insights surrounding these extraordinary times.”
Nooyi will be interviewed by Sara Eisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” in a featured session on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Their conversation will focus on navigating the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Nooyi’s current role as co-chair of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board, which advises Gov. Ned Lamont on economic and public health impacts from the virus. Nooyi also will draw on her tenure as the chief executive of PepsiCo and her successful “Performance with a Purpose” initiative.
Retail’s Big Show, held virtually Jan. 12-14, 19 and 21-22, will feature six days of insights and innovations from the leading voices of the retail industry. In addition to Nooyi, NRF 2021 – Chapter 1 will feature keynote sessions with Marvin Ellison, president and CEO, Lowe’s Companies Inc.; Erin Andrews, sports broadcaster, entrepreneur and founder of Wear by Erin Andrews; and Doug Mack, CEO, Fanatics, among others.
The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 52 million working Americans. For more than a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the impact retail has on local communities and global economies.