Reconstituted India-US CEOs' Forum to meet PM,Obama

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Washington, Nov.24 (ANI): The reconstitued India-US CEOs' Forum met in Washington, on Monday and will meet Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama at the White House today.

The Co-chairs of the Forum from the Indian side are Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons Limited and from the US side; Mr. David Cote, CEO, Honeywell Inc. Names of other members are given below.

CEOs from both sides discussed how to deepen the economic partnership between the two countries to achieve its full potential.

The outcome of their discussions was reported by the the co-chairs to Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Dr.M.S.Ahluwalia and Mr.Michael Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor to the President for International Economic Affairs, US Commerce Secretary Mr. Gary Locke, US Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk, Director of national Economic Council Mr. Larry Summers and US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

The CEOs are expected to meet with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama today.

Frontier areas of bilateral cooperation such as biotechnology, IT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and high tech manufacturing are represented in the CEO Forum. Of the 24 CEOs, five are women reflecting the fact that women are increasingly making a mark in business in both countries.

From the Indian side: Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and MD, Reliance Industries Limited, Mr. O.P. Bhatt, Chairman, State Bank of India, Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, CEO and MD, Infosys Technologies Limited, Mr. Analjit Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Max India Limited, Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and MD, Biocon Limited, Ms. Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospital Group, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman and Group Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises, Ms. Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank Limited, Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Limited and Mr. Ashok Ganguly, Chairman, Firstsource Solutions Limited.

From the US side: Mr. Louis R. Chenevert, President and CEO, United Technologies Corp, Mr. Richard T.Clark, Chairman, President and CEO, Merck, Mr. James Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JP Morgan Chase, Mr. Paul T. Hanrahan,President and CEO, AES Corporation, Dr.Paul E. Jacobs,Chairman and CEO, Qualcomm Inc, Ms. Ellen J. Kullman, CEO, DuPont, Mr. Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and CEO, Dow, Mr. Terry McGraw, CEO, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Ms. Indra K. Nooyi,Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, Mr. Vikram Pandit, CEO, Citigroup and Mr. Michael Splinter, President and CEO, Applied Materials. By Smita Prakash (ANI)

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