Did you hear that too? India’s most loved CEO is all set to embark on a new journey. The buzz has swept across and has left everyone baffled. It has got people talking about the India’s most loved CEOs, while some think it is all about Mukesh Ambani, others think it is Lakshmi Mittal capturing all the attention. But, I am pretty sure, it will be Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi. She has been an iconic leader and an inspiration for everyone. It’s her global business outlook, inspiring innovation credibility and competence that has enabled her to achieve and secure an eminent position for herself in the industry. However, alike others, I am keeping my fingers crossed and waiting for the big revelation. The bells are on!!!
Before the big surprise is unveiled, I will express here the reason why I think Indra Nooyi can be the one.
Let’s start with one of the countless instances with which common people like you and me can relate to. Each one of us, in our childhood days, has faced a question, “What do you aspire to become in life?” But how many of us have actually achieved what we want to? Think about it.
Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, one of world’s most powerful women today, in one of her public appearances, said, “Every night at the dinner table, my mother would ask us to write a speech about what we would do if we were president, chief minister, or prime minister – every day would be a different world leader she’d ask us to play. At the end of dinner, we had to give the speech, and she had to decide who she was going to vote for.”
Whatever may have been her answer at that point in time, but in the present day she stands at an unbeatable rank. Indra Nooyi is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PepsiCo, one of the biggest American business in food and beverage. As the first female serving the rank of CEO at PepsiCo, she has exemplified an exalting model of leadership. Since 2011, PepsiCo has increased R&D spending 25%. Also, 9% of revenue is being generated from its products.
But, nothing happens overnight! It takes immense courage, hard work, measured planning and persistent determination to achieve success. Born and brought up in a middle-class conservative family, Indra had access to very limited resources for education and career. However, she was determined to craft her path to success slowly but surely. From being a receptionist to a business leader, Indra took the big leap and built her wings on the way.
“In my heart I said, ‘I can do this better than anyone else can, and if everything else fails, they’re going to come to me and say, ‘Fix it,’ because I know I’m that good,” she once said. Perhaps, this buoyancy drove her to rise and acquire the crown. Today, she is one of the world’s top-notch business leaders who are reigning the present era of power and capital with their brilliant accomplishments and consistent evolution.
“Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader,” this statement by Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi clearly reveals her secret to success and how she managed to became one of India’s most loved CEOs.
Now, it is expected that all the thrill building around India’s most loved CEO will ultimately lead to the biggest surprise of 2016. Possessing some dead right aspects of leadership, Indra Nooyi stands out in the world of business as an invincible magnate and therefore, it will be exciting to see how she scoops up new challenges and conquers the battle. Just hoping for the nail-biting phase to end soon with the Big Announcement!