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September 26, 2019

Prime Minister Modi meets with Global CEOs and Senior Executives of leading American Companies.

Modi, Marriot Hotel

Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, meeting the CEO of Marriott Hotels, Mr. Arne Sorenson, in New York on 25 September 2019.

Modi, American CEOs


Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in a group photograph with the CEOs at a Roundtable, in New York, USA on 25 September 2019.

New York, 26 September 2019 — Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, chaired an exclusive roundtable discussion, at New York, with 42 global captains of industry from across 20 sectors. The companies that participated in the roundtable had a combined net worth of US$ 16.4 trillion, of which their net worth in India is US$ 50 billion.

The gathering included Ms. Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM; Mr. Douglas McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart; Mr. James Quincey, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola; Ms. Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin; Mr. Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan; Mr. James D. Taiclet, CEO of American Tower Corporation and co-chair of the India-US CEO forum; and Senior Executives from Apple, Google, Marriott, VISA, Mastercard, 3M, Warburg Pincus, AECOM, Raytheon, Bank of America, Pepsi to name a few.

The participants appreciated the great strides made by India in striving towards Ease of Doing Business and many reforms which have led to a conducive environment for investors. The business leaders complimented the Prime Minister on taking firm decisions with a focus on Ease of Doing Business and making India more investor-friendly. The leaders mentioned that their companies remained committed to growing their footprint in India.

The CEOs briefly outlined their specific plans in India and also put forth recommendations to aid India’s efforts towards skill development, Digital India, Make in India, inclusive growth, green energy, and financial inclusion.

In response to the CEOs’ comments, the Prime Minister stressed upon continued political stability, predictability of policy, and pro-development and pro-growth policies. He further emphasized the development of tourism, plastic recycling, and waste management initiatives. He urged the companies to leverage the Startup India innovation platforms in partnership with other countries - to make solutions not only for India but for the world, including challenging issues like nutrition and waste management.

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