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.