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Former Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi considered to run World Bank: report



The White House is reportedly considering Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo, to be the next president of the World Bank, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Nooyi, who stepped down from Pepsi in August after a 12-year stint, has been “courted as an administration ally by Ivanka Trump,” The Times wrote.

Trump described her as a “mentor” and “inspiration” to many in a tweet when Nooyi stepped down from Pepsi.

It is not yet clear whether Nooyi will accept the nomination, according to The Times. However, she has a somewhat fraught relationship with the Trumps given that she was a known supporter or Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and has made critical comments about the president.

After Donald Trump became president, she said that the news was terrifying her employees.

“I had to answer a lot of questions from my daughters, from our employees. They were all in mourning,” she told Andrew Ross Sorkin at The New York Times’ DealBook conference in November 2016.

“Our employees were all crying,” she said. “And the question that they’re asking, especially those who are not white, ‘Are we safe?’ Women are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ LGBT people are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ I never thought I would have to answer those questions.”

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