• Amit Banerjee

Tate Lecture - Indra Nooyi


Tonight was a night like no other! As a Hunt Leadership Scholar at SMU, I get the opportunity to attend the SMU Tate Lecture Series presentations, and once a year get an even more immersive experience with the guest speaker. This year, I got the chance to have dinner with Indra Nooyi, CEO and Chairperson of PepsiCo, and several big-named members of the SMU and Dallas communities. I got the chance to meet old friends such as Vivek Sankaran, COO and President of Frito-Lay, Dr. Bobby Lyle, namesake of the engineering school at SMU, and Nancy & Ray Hunt, the generous sponsors of the Hunt Leadership Scholars program. I got a chance to make new ones such as Indra Nooyi herself, Stephen Currall, SMU's Provost, and Jerry Jones, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys.

It was such an honor to be in attendance with all of these movers-and-shakers, and it was even cooler to hear Mrs. Nooyi's lecture about the 7 tips to running a fortune 50 company.

I'm blessed to be a part of this program, and I'm so excited to see what it has in store for me next!


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