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Here's all about Indra Nooyi, ex-PepsiCo CEO whose pic with Virat Kohli has gone viral ahead of USA match

Ahead of their upcoming game against the USA, the Indian cricket team enjoyed a dinner gala hosted by the Indian consulate in New York. The entire squad, along with head coach Rahul Dravid and other staff members, attended the event. Prominent members of the Indian diaspora were also present, allowing the cricketers to engage with various distinguished individuals.

 Virat Kohli meets Indra Nooyi in NY

BCCI president Roger Binny, secretary Jay Shah, and vice president Rajeev Shukla were also in attendance. The Indian consulate shared photos from the event on its official X account, writing, “Cheering for Team India to go back home with the T20 World Cup.”

A notable moment from the evening that gained traction on social media was a photo of Virat Kohli with former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi. This image highlighted a significant example of cross-industry respect and dialogue, with both Kohli and Nooyi celebrated for their leadership qualities.

Indra Nooyi: A legacy of leadership

Indra Nooyi’s illustrious career is adorned with numerous accolades and honors that highlight her exceptional leadership and impact on global business. Under her leadership, PepsiCo’s revenue grew by 80%, and the company diversified its product portfolio with healthier options, aligning with changing consumer preferences. Nooyi was named on Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” list multiple times and featured prominently in Forbes’ “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list, often ranking in the top ten.

Here's all about Indra Nooyi, ex-PepsiCo CEO whose pic with Virat Kohli has gone viral ahead of USA match
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In 2019, Nooyi was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award, for her contributions to trade and industry. She also received the Legend in Leadership Award from the Yale School of Management, recognizing her transformative impact on PepsiCo and her role as an influential business leader. Additionally, Nooyi has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and awarded honorary degrees from various esteemed institutions, including Yale University, Duke University, and the University of Cambridge.

Here's all about Indra Nooyi, ex-PepsiCo CEO whose pic with Virat Kohli has gone viral ahead of USA match
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Her strategic vision and emphasis on sustainability, diversity, and social responsibility have set a benchmark in corporate governance, making her an inspiring figure for future generations of leaders. 

India’s T20 World Cup campaign

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team is undefeated in the 2024 T20 World Cup, having secured victories over Ireland and Pakistan in Group A. However, Virat Kohli has yet to deliver a standout performance in this tournament. As India prepares to face the USA, an associate team, Kohli is expected to open and make a significant impact.

India’s match against co-hosts USA is scheduled for Wednesday. The USA is hosting the tournament alongside the West Indies.

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