Indra K. Nooyi
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Our employees are all crying, and the question that they are asking, especially those that are not white: 'Are we safe?' Women are asking, Are we safe?' LGBT people are asking, Are we safe?' I never thought I'd have had to answer those questions.
That was what was amazing about Hugh. He never shirked from big assignments, always rose to the big assignments.
Hugh and I can finish each other's statements. That is why we are able to have the constructive fights and the constructive dialogues leading to a better outcome.
We shut the door and we debate.
I saw something in him and I thought, I need to pick up this guy and nurture him because I felt he was going to go places, so I took him out of his comfort zone in field finance and brought him up to corporate, to corporate strategy.
When we come out to the executive committee, we have to show a level of unity. The reason being that it can't be that the CFOs disagreeing with the CEO, then the question is who's running the company. You can't have that kind of confusion. It's very important that the CEO and CFO see eye to eye – and we discuss things ahead of time.
That's not stuff that is going to be mainstream for a while.
[Experts] said the hottest thing is eating crickets. I am not talking about the game cricket, I am talking about crickets! In chips. And I am a vegetarian, I am not eating any cricket chips. But they said if you want a high protein source, there is a series of products being launched with crickets.
Bug-related stuff is big.
And if you look at the best grades, they are being gotten by women. So if you really want companies to be successful, we have got to draw from the entire pool, not just try to say, Hey, we are going to exclude a portion of the population.
Whether you are a male CEO or a female CEO, it is a business imperative. Because if you look at graduating seniors from colleges, more than 50 percent are women. More than 50 percent!
By applying the seasoning differently, we can actually still make it a salty snack, but with lower sodium levels, and that's what we have managed to do with… our products in countries like the U.K. and China, where we've reduced salt levels significantly.
Technology breakthroughs right now are resulting in better-tasting colas, almost as good as the full-sugar colas, but with lower calories. So we're now faced with [an] interesting opportunity to step the consumer down to lower sweetness levels.
Over the last decade, we have made progress in reducing sugar. But there's a lot more we needed to do because countries which loved sugar were growing faster than countries which were consuming lower-sugar products.
So I think in many ways, what we are doing with our goals right now is much more – you know a way to drive our performance on a sustained basis, so we are financially motivated with a very strong conscious.
We are pleased with our results for the third quarter and year to date. Our product portfolio, geographic mix and capability centers are enabling us to deliver balanced revenue and productivity.