White House is interested in Indra Nooyi, may be next World Bank chief

New Delhi, Jan 16: Is former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi in the running to head World Bank? At lest this is being suggested from various reports. Nooyi is a name to reckon with and is an Indian American.Indra Nooyi, the former PepsiCo CEO, is reportedly being considered to become the next head of the World Bank.The New York Times, citing several people familiar with the matter, said that Nooyi has been courted by Ivanka Trump as an ally to the Trump administration. However, the report said the process for picking the next World Bank chief remain fluid and is still in the early stages.Nooyi stepped down from her job as PepsiCo's chief executive in October. She led the snacks and beverage company for 12 years.It is unclear whether Nooyi would accept the job, according to the report. However, Ivanka Trump has referred to Nooyi as a "mentor" and an "inspiration."The report comes a day after the White House denied that Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump and a senior advisor to him, was in the running for the World Bank job. Instead, the White House confirmed Ivanka was overseeing an internal search for candidates.The bank's presidency became vacant after Jim Yong Kim announced last week he was stepping down effective Feb 1.