Pepsi chief Indra Nooyi’s Mysore connection

CHETAN KRISHNASWAMY writes: Apparently, there is a Mysorean who has played a significant role in the making of Pepsico’s fabled Indian CEO Indra Nooyi: her husband Raj.

A news report in a leading financial daily says that Raj Nooyi graduated in electronics and communications engineering from the University of Mysore. Later, he went on to to do his MS in industrial engineering from the University of Texas and MBA from the University of Chicago.

The man ”originally from Mysore” was President at Amsoft Systems, a global software development company for a few years before he want on to do other things.

The report says that ”Raj has been a pillar of strength for Indra ever since they met in the US and got married…”

When the intrepid reporter called him at the Nooyi residence in Connecticut, where they live with their two daughters- the Mysorean is supposed to have said ”in his typical unassuming style” ”It will not be proper for me to talk to the media. It is not relevant. I suggest you talk to my wife.”

A modest Mysorean is a rare species. An oxymoron.

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