U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces Participants for U.S.-India CEO Forum

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the American private sector members of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. Beginning in New Delhi, India on February 14, 2019, Secretary Ross will co-chair the Forum with Indian Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu.

“The U.S.-India CEO Forum is critical to the fruitful commercial relationship and strong economic ties between our two great nations,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The incoming U.S. CEOs will bring fresh perspectives to the Forum and help us consider new opportunities to further deepen our cooperation.”

First established in 2005, the Forum provides an opportunity for discussions between the two governments to strengthen the U.S.-India economic and commercial relationship. Following the planned discussions, the Forum will communicate their joint recommendations to the American and Indian governments.

The U.S. CEOs serve two-year terms and are selected from respondents to a Federal Register Notice calling for CEO-level applicants to the U.S. Section of the Forum.

The U.S. private sector members of the U.S.-India CEO Forum are as follows:

Ajay Banga, President and CEO, MasterCard

Sanjay Bhatnagar, President and CEO, WaterHealth International

Michael S. Burke, Chairman and CEO, AECOM

John Chambers, Founder and CEO, JC2 Ventures LLC and Chairman Emeritus, Cisco Systems

Deepak Chopra, CEO, OSI Systems

Douglas DeVos, Co-Chairman, Amway

Andrés Gluski, President and CEO, The AES Corporation

Alexander Holmes, Chairman and CEO, MoneyGram International

John Holmes, President and CEO, AAR Corporation

Ashish Masih, CEO and President, Encore Capital Group

Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm

Antonio Neri, President and CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Douglas Peterson, President and CEO, S&P Global

Sunny Sanyal, President, CEO, and Director, Varex Imaging Corporation

Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal

Venkee Sharma, Chairman and CEO, Aquatech International LLC

Brett Silvers, President and CEO, WorldBusiness Capital

James Taiclet, Chairman, President, and CEO, American Tower Corporation*

James UmplebyIII, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar

*James Taiclet serves as the U.S. private sector co-chair of the Forum.