PepsiCo’s outgoing CEO Indra Nooyi, our proud feature in Jewels of South India in 2017, and Mastercard’s Chief Executive Ajay Banga, whom we are glad to have featured in Jewels of Punjab in 2017, made the important invitees among other corporate bigwigs in the dinner party hosted by US President Donald Trump on Wednesday at his private golf club in New Jersey. It was a small congregation organised to hear the perspectives and thoughts of these leaders to know about how the economy is doing in the country and what can be done ahead for the year.
In a statement by The White House, the dinner was an "opportunity for the President to hear how the economy is doing from their perspective and what their priorities and thoughts are for the year ahead."
The updated list of attendees exhibited that the spouses of Nooyi and Banga, Raj Nooyi and Ritu Banga were also the guests of honours that made it to the evening. Rest of the list includes the big names, Fiat Chrysler CEO Michael Manley, FedEx President and CEO Fredrick Smith and Boeing's Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg among 15 other prominent leaders. Also, Donald’s wife Melania, daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner showed up with the host at the event.
Trump addressed the ‘power dinner’ by expressing gratitude towards each of the presented members and acknowledged that he’s meeting the top business leaders in the globe. "You talk about business, this is the group. And we're so honoured to have you. And we're gonna be discussing later on some of the ideas you may have to, as the expression goes, make America great again", he added. Furthermore, he considered them ‘big beneficiaries’ of his policies and that they have him in many cases.
His concern was on the economic growth of the country for the next quarter for which he predicted, "it could be in fives" and the GDP rate "can grow much higher once we get new trade deals."
We are utterly delighted to have featured Indra Nooyi and Ajaypal Singh Banga in our coffee-table books. Maneesh Media feels proud to know that both the splendid personalities have achieved big heights in their business portfolio and the result of which is here itself. We gladly congratulate them to be honoured by the President of the US and feel obliged to had a word with them before.