Indra Nooyi

I Would Cause a World War III, If Joined Politics: Indra Nooyi


The eminent American Food & Beverage maker PepsiCo’s pioneer Indra Nooyi, denied to join politics saying she would “cause World War III”.

Being asked if she was looking to join Donald Trump’s cabinet after her stepping down as PepsiCo’s CEO, she replied, “Me and politics don’t mix at all. I am too outspoken, I am not diplomatic. I don’t even know what diplomacy is. I would cause a third World War. Don’t do it.”

Nooyi has tremendously served as the CEO for 12 years, 2006-2018, at the world’s second-largest food and beverage maker. Being consistently ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women, she has been recently awarded as the ‘Game Changer of the Year’. This honor was received by her from Asia Society, a non-profit organization aiming to educate the whole world about Asia, for acknowledging her business and humanitarian achievements especially uplifting the position of females all over the world.

On October 2, Nooyi has stepped down from its position, getting replaced by Ramon Laguarta who has been working with PepsiCo since 1996. Until 2019, Nooyi would remain as the chairman in order to ensure a smooth and seamless evolution of the company.

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Sharing her experience about how she feels after working about 18 to 20 hours a day for the past 40 years, she said it was liberating. “When I stepped down, I thought that it was going to be tough. For 40 years, I have done nothing but wake up at 4 am and figured out how to rush to work and work 18-20 hours a day,” said Nooyi.

She added that she realized it was life beyond working too.