PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi only ‘food’ appointee named to Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum
Rural America may have delivered crucial votes for President-elect Donald Trump to win the presidency, but the only person close to agriculture named to his President’s Strategic and Policy Forum is Pepsico CEO and Chairman Indra Nooyi.
Members of the forum “will be called upon to meet with the president frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the president implements his economic agenda,” the Trump transition team said in a news release. The forum will be chaired by Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Blackstone.
PepsiCo’s main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola, the Trump news release noted. Nooyi has emphasized the introduction of healthier products, but the Wall Street Journal reported that the company is doing well because of sales of its salty and sweetened snacks.
Here is the complete list of members of the forum:
▪ Stephen A. Schwarzman (forum chairman), chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone
▪ Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission
▪ Mary Barra, chairman and CEO, General Motors
▪ Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic
▪ Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co
▪ Larry Fink, chairman and CEO, BlackRock
▪ Travis Kalanick, CEO and co-founder, Uber Technologies
▪ Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
▪ Rich Lesser, president and CEO, Boston Consulting Group
▪ Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
▪ Jim McNerney, former chairman, president and CEO, Boeing
▪ Elon Musk, chairman and CEO, SpaceX and Tesla
▪ Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
▪ Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, chairman and managing partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
▪ Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO, IBM
▪ Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institute, former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
▪ Mark Weinberger, global chairman and CEO, EY
▪ Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO, General Electric
▪ Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winner, vice chairman of IHS Markit
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