Indra Nooyi, who was the guest speaker, was addressing the 'New India Lecture' series, organised by the Consulate under the aegis of Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty and in partnership with the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).
Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, born in into a middle-class family in Chennai on October 18, 1955, rose to become one of the top female Indian American executives who is consistently ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women.
Nooyi, 62, who has been with the company for 24 years, will continue as chairman of the board until early 2019. Laguarta, a 22-year veteran of PepsiCo, oversaw global operations, corporate strategy, public policy and government affairs in his role as president.
Long-serving PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi decided to step down from her position on Monday. After 24-years of service, the 62-year old will leave the company on October 3, 2018. “Growing up in India, I never imagined I’d have the opportunity to lead such an extraordinary company,” Nooyi said in a statement.
Ex-PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is reportedly among the frontrunners for the post of World Bank CEO. US President Donald Trump is considering multiple candidates to nominate for the post and Nooyi's name is reportedly being considered.