AMCHAM celebrated its 25th anniversary in New Delhi. The theme of this event was ‘The Future of U.S. – India Economic Synergy.’ Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General, CEO, AMCHAM India, gave the welcome remarks and presented the annual report to members. This was followed by remarks by Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM. The audited accounts for 2016-17 were presented by Mr. Atul Dhawan, Honorary Treasurer & Secretary, AMCHAM. Mr. Madhu Poomalil, Managing Director, D. E. Shaw India Pvt. Ltd, proposed the passing of accounts and Mr. Arun Kumar Jain, Managing Director, Fluor Daniel India Pvt. Ltd., seconded it. Ms. Ranjana Khanna announced the appointment of M/s Walker Chandiok and Co. LLP as the auditors for 2017-18. She also announced the election results of the new National Executive Board for 2017-18 which were ratified by members of the general body. Opening Session: Pathway to the Defining Partnership of the 21st Century Ms. Ranjana Khanna, set the tone for the session and introduced Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM India. She also shared some introductory remarks about the guest speakers – Ambassador Lalit Mansingh, former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to the U.S.; Ambassador Richard Verma, former U.S. Ambassador to India and Ambassador Meera Shankar, former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, introduced Ms. MaryKay Carlson, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, and requested Mr. Pratyush Kumar, Chairman, AMCHAM India, to introduce Mr. Jayant Sinha, then Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India, for the session on ‘The Future of U.S. – India Economic Synergy.’ Ms. Vanitha Narayanan, Immediate Past Chairperson, AMCHAM and Chairman, IBM India, in her closing remarks, mentioned that a silver jubilee was a significant milestone and said that the publication brought out on the occasion gave a retrospective look into the past 25 years of AMCHAM. Mr. Suresh Prabhu, (the then Union Minister of Railways), presently the Commerce and Industry Minister, GOI, delivered the keynote address during the luncheon session.
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