Chennai-born PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi has been selected to be a member of US President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum to help implement economic agenda of the newly elected government. 

 

This forum will also have SpaceX and Tesla chairman Elon Mask and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. This strategy forum comprises America's highly respected as well as successful business leaders who meet the President frequently to discuss economic agendas and its implementation. 

 

President Trump said that "America has the most innovative and vibrant companies in the world, and the pioneering CEOs joining this forum today are at the top of their fields."

 

What really makes Indra Nooyi one of the world's most respected and prominent business person and the perfect choice for the Trump's administration?

 

Featured regularly as one of World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes, Indra Nooyi is the alma mater of Madras Christian College, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and Yale School of Management. 

 

Her first job after IIM was with Johnson and Johnson and one of achievement during her time in this company is the launch of Stayfree, the sanitary napkin. 

 

She worked with Boston Consulting Group then Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri before joining PepsiCo. She joined the global beverages giant in 1994, named as the CFO in 2001 and in 2006, she became the President and CEO of this company. 

 

In PepsiCo, she is seen as the driving force that led to extensive expansion, restructuring of the company and important acquisition of Tropicana as well as the merger with Quaker Oats Company. As per Business Week, since Nooyi became the CFO PepsiCo annual revenue has gone up to 72%. 

 

In 2007, Indra Nooyi was honoured with Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India. 

 

In the previous Obama government also Nooyi was a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum

 

Nooyi was vocal about Donald Trump controversial nomination for the presidency, and her nomination to the forum shows the credential of her lifelong work in the business sector.