International Cricket Council Independent Director Indira Nooyi is among the front runners for the coveted post of the World Bank president.
The former PepsiCo global CEO and Indian-origin Nooyi is reportedly being considered by the White House for the post of the World Bank president.
According to reports in the US media, Indra Nooyi “has been courted as an administration ally by Ivanka Trump. President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter is playing an important role in the selection of the nominees.
President Trump will make the final pick. However, there is no information whether the Indian-origin, 63-year-old Nooyi is interest in the high power financial post.
The US administration has launched the hunt for the World Bank chief as incumbent president Jim Yong Kim had announced to vacate the office next month, three years before the completion of his term.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and Ivanka Trump are reportedly overseeing the process of finding Kim’s successor.
Nooyi has in the past also been on Trump’s business council, which was disbanded after many chief executives quit after he blamed “many sides” for white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, in August 2017.
Meanwhile, as the Independent Directory, Nooyi has played an important role in selection of the International Cricket Council Chief Executive to replace Dave Richardson after the World Cup 2019.
Manu Sawhney has been confirmed the ICC Chief Executive. The former ESPN Star Sport Managing Director will join the ICC next month for a smooth transition before Richardson leaves the office after the World Cup.