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sirgalahad2010
15-08-2006, 01:01 PM
Ms Indra Nooyi, born in India (Chennai), 50, has become CEO of PepsiCo (ranked 61st in the Fortune 500 list of biggest US companies).

Talk about a role model for Asian Americans, especially for Asian American women, and for Asian women in general.

And for Indians who are increasingly doing good in the US.

Ms Nooyi, married with 2 children, is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management and the Yale School of Management. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and became its CFO in 2001.

She also serves on the board of the New York Fed (Federal Reserve Bank of New York).

I am wondering if she would have made it big if she had remained in India. Most probably not.

PJS
15-08-2006, 02:02 PM
Now let's see if Indra can convince some Indian authorities to remove the ban on Pepsi in India.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/world/2006-08-09-india-bans-coke_x.htm

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/8/10/apworld/20060810132948&sec=apworld

sirgalahad2010
15-08-2006, 04:37 PM
The apparatchiks that run the Indian state govts have their own agenda; they are not bothered with the concerns of the MNCs. Call it a relic of the Gandhi/Nehru self-reliance syndrome. :(

And with a weak central govt in New Delhi, I don't think that Pepsi and Coke are going to win their case in India.

But the US MNCs are pragmatic, if nothing else. They are not going to surrender the vast Indian domestic market for colas and soft drinks. So, expect some face-saving compromises down the line.

Sentinel
15-08-2006, 05:15 PM
The apparatchiks that run the Indian state govts have their own agenda; they are not bothered with the concerns of the MNCs. Call it a relic of the Gandhi/Nehru self-reliance syndrome. :(

And with a weak central govt in New Delhi, I don't think that Pepsi and Coke are going to win their case in India.

But the US MNCs are pragmatic, if nothing else. They are not going to surrender the vast Indian domestic market for colas and soft drinks. So, expect some face-saving compromises down the line.

Coke left India for 8 years during the reign of PM Rajiv Gandhi. It was almost the same scenario ie Coke was asked to release its secret formula but refused. The real agenda was for a controlling stake in the bottling and distribution business. Coke returned to India after Rajiv Gandhi's rule.

I am just thinking if this appointment of PepsiCo's new CEO has anything to do with the present problem of PepsiCo yin Yindia....