Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo, has said that she would probably end up causing the third World War if she joins politics as she is ‘too outspoken’. Asia Society, a non-profit organisation that focuses on educating the world about Asia, honoured 62-year-old Ms Nooyi on Tuesday with the ‘Game Changer of the Year Award’ in New York. She was given the award in recognition of her business achievements, humanitarian record and advocacy for women and girls around the world.
Asked if she would like to join US President Donald Trump’s cabinet now that she has stepped down as Pepsi CEO, Ms Nooyi said, “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.”
Ms Nooyi stepped down on October 2 as PepsiCo’s CEO, after 12 years at the helm of the global beverage giant. PepsiCo’s Board of Directors had in August announced that they unanimously elected Ramon Laguarta, 54, to succeed Ms Nooyi as Chief Executive Officer.