PepsiCo has shifted from 'fun-filled' to healthy products, says Indra Nooyi

Jan 24 2014, 21:42 IST
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According to Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo also realised that it needs to work with communities in the countries where it operates. According to Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo also realised that it needs to work with communities in the countries where it operates.
SummaryThe transformation has worked well for business, says PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi.

a very high level of returns," Nooyi said.

About the role of CEOs in today's world and the need to engage with governments, Nooyi said: "I think every company is a product, a victim or beneficiary of government policies of every country where it works".

According to her, every CEO has to decide with whom they want to build a relationship but it is tough because governments change.

Referring to the global economic crisis, Nooyi said that all the CEOs who worked in the first part of the decade had strong tailwinds from the earlier economic growth.

"But then CEOs changed and the economy collapsed. It was a big challenge for all of us... we had to take big decisions which were not easy at all.

"I was out there like a missionary explaining employees what I was doing. There were many questions, but we went ahead. And now people admit that I was right and we followed the right path," she said.

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