Indra Nooyi to assist Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum
Indra Nooyi to assist Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum

Indra Nooyi, CEO, Indian-American PepsiCo, has joined Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum that aims to assist the president-elect in implementing his economic agenda, as confirmed by the presidential transition team.

Chennai-born Nooyi, 61, is the only Indian-origin executive in the 19-member President's Strategic and Policy Forum, which was first announced early this week. Three new members were also announced in addition to the current 16.

The other corporate bigwigs to join the forum are Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and SpaceX and Tesla chairman Elon Musk.

The forum, composed of some of America's most highly respected and successful business leaders, will meet with the president frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the president implements his economic agenda, a media release said adding the forum will be chaired by Stephen A Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone.

Trump said, "America has the most innovative and vibrant companies in the world, and the pioneering CEOs joining this forum today are at the top of their fields. My administration is going to work together with the private sector to improve the business climate and make it attractive for firms to create new jobs across the United States from Silicon Valley to the heartland."

According to the presidential transition team, members of the forum will be charged with providing their individual views to the president -- informed by their unique vantage points in the private sector -- on how government policy impacts economic growth, job creation and productivity.

The media release says, "The forum is designed to provide direct input to the president from many of the best and brightest in the business world in a frank, non-bureaucratic and non-partisan manner."

PepsiCo is the largest US food and beverage company with about 110,000 employees and 100 plants across India.

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