Aviation Committee Meeting

On December 1st, AMCHAM’s Aviation Committee met at the Pratt & Whitney office at Gurugram under the leadership of Ms. Ashmita Sethi, Chairperson – Aviation Committee, AMCHAM and President & Country Head, Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. Ms. Udaya Arun, Director – Aerospace & Defense, AMCHAM welcomed members for showing a strong presence at the first in-person meeting for the committee and laid out the agenda for the meeting. Ms. Sethi formally welcomed Dr. Daniel Jacobs, Senior Representative of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to India, U.S. Embassy. Dr. Jacobs, in his brief remarks, shared their close association and success in working with authorities in the Indian government while highlighting and extending any help required to U.S. companies. Further meetings with different ministries and nodal offices were explored along with the agenda for focussed sessions during the first quarter of 2023.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Eastern Region Interactive Session on AI in Health

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Eastern Region Interactive Session on AI in Health – 01 December 2022

Eastern Region Interactive Session on AI in Health AMCHAM’s Eastern Region organized an interactive session at the Hyatt Regency in Kolkata on December 1st on ‘AI in Health.’ The session covered an overview of AI in healthcare, case studies and simplifying healthcare experiences through content intelligence and conversational AI. The guest speakers were Mr. Somsankar Banerjee and Mr. Sumanta Adhikari, both Senior Data Scientists, IBM Consulting, CIC India Data & Technology Transformation. Mr. Banerjee spoke about his experience in developing next generation customer strategies to deliver profitable business outcomes, leveraging data science and machine learning. He discussed the forefront of emerging data science trends and technologies and how to create innovative insights for future client growth and development. Mr. Adhikari discussed the field of data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He spoke about the field of natural language processing, machine learning, customer analytics and forecasting in the telecom, public, health and utility sectors. Ms. Amada Kidwai, Regional Director – Eastern Region, AMCHAM, introduced the speakers. Mr. Joydeep Datta Gupta, Vice Chairman – Eastern Region, AMCHAM and Partner, Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India LLP, gave the welcome address, concluding remarks and the vote of thanks.

 

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Hyderabad Chapter Meeting with Mr. Jonathan Heimer, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy

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Hyderabad Chapter Meeting with Mr. Jonathan Heimer, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy – 29 November 2022

AMCHAM’s Hyderabad Chapter organized a meeting at Medtronic in Hyderabad on November 29th with Mr. Jonathan Heimer, Honorary National Executive Board Member, AMCHAM and Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy. He was accompanied by Mr. Andrew Edlefsen, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad. Mr. Prakash Bodla, Chairman – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM and MD, Carrier Technologies welcomed him and led the discussion on a wide range of topics including, manufacturing, GCCs and the economy, among others.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Meeting with Mr. Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director for Technology and National Security, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President

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Meeting with Mr. Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director for Technology and National Security, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President – 28 November 2022

On November 28th, AMCHAM members interacted with Mr. Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director for Technology and National Security, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Ms. Helena Fu, Director for Technology and National Security, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President and Ms. Kathleen Stevens, Office of the Science and Technology Cooperation, U.S. Department of State in New Delhi on various topics ranging from semiconductors, AI, quantum, space, defense innovation, biotechnology and open-RAN. Members enjoyed the opportunity to interact candidly with the visiting delegation and shared views on these topics while seeking advice.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Meeting with Mr. Tarun Chhabra, Senior Director for Technology and National Security, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President

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National Executive Board

Office Bearers & Members of National Exective Board 2020 – 2021

Office Bearers

Vice Chairperson

Ms. Kaku Nakhate

President & Country Head, India
Bank of America, N.A

Chairman

Mr. Salil Anil Gupte

President
Boeing India Pvt. Ltd.

Vice Chairman

Mr. Sanjay Koul

Chairman & Managing Director
Timken India Limited

Hon. Secretary &Treasurer

Mr. Atul Dhawan

Partner
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP

Immediate Past Chairman

Mr. Karanjit Singh Bajwa

Managing Director
IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

National Executive Board Members 2020-2021

Mr. Sanjay Bhutani

MD – India & SAARC
Bausch & Lomb India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Chirag Baijal

Chairman & MD
Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration Ltd

Mr. Som Satsangi

Managing Director
Hewlett Packard Enterprise India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Sandip Patel

Country GM and MD
IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Arun M. Kumar

Chairman and CEO
KPMG in India

Mr. Rehan Khan

Managing Director
MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Abhishek Tomar

Chief Data/Content Officer
S&P Capital IQ (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Honorary Members

Ms. Aileen Nandi

Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
U.S. Embassy

Mr. Thomas Carnegie

Acting Minister Counselor for Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Affairs
U.S. Embassy

Special Invitees

Mr. C. R. Dua

Chairman
Dua Associates

Regional Chapters

Northern Region Council

Hyderabad Chapter

Chairman

Mr. William L. Blair

VP and Chief Executive
Lockheed Martin India Pvt. Ltd.

Chairman

Mr. Prakash Bodla

VP & Center Head
UTC Fire & Security India Ltd.
Representative

Mr. Shashidhar Reddy

VP Engineering
Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd

Karnataka Chapter

Eastern Region

Chairman

Mr. Sanjay Koul

Chairman & MD
Timken India Limited

Representative

Mr. Ravi Krishnan

Chief Administrative Officer
Goldman Sachs Services Pvt. Ltd.
Chairman

Mr. Gulshan Kumar Sachdev

Managing Director
Quaker Chemical India Limited
Representative

Mr. Debdas Sen

CEO
TCG Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Tamil Nadu Region

Western Region

Chairman

Mr. Rajan Aiyer

Managing Director – Trimble India, SAARC & Region
Trimble Information Technologies India Pvt. Ltd
Representative

Mr. Vivekanand Vanmeeganathan

Managing Director
Caterpillar India Pvt. Ltd.
Chairman

Mr. Sarthak Ranade

Managing Director – Janssen India
Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Ltd.

Representative

Ms. Kaku Nakhate

President & Country Head, India
Bank of America, N.A.

2018 – 2019

Mr. Krish Iyer

President and CEO
Wal-Mart India Pvt. Ltd.

2016 – 2018

Mr. Pratyush Kumar

President
Boeing India

2015 – 2016

Ms. Vanitha Narayanan

Managing Director
IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

2014 – 2015

Mr. Banmali Agrawala

President & CEO
GE South Asia

2013 – 2014

Mr. Lowell Paddock

President & Managing
Director
General Motors India

2012 – 2013

Mr. Raj Jain

MD & CEO, Bharti
Walmart
President, Walmart
India

2011 – 2012

Mr. Atul Singh

President & CEO
CoCa-Cola India

2010 – 2011

Dr. Dinesh A. Keskar

President
Boeing International
Corp. India Pvt. Ltd.

2009 – 2010

Mr. Tejpreet Singh

Chopra
President & CEO
GE India

2008- 2009

Mr. Atul Singh

President & CEO
CoCa-Cola India

2007 – 2008

Mr. K. N. Memani

Chairman
KNM Advisory Pvt. Ltd.

2006 – 2007

Mr. Sanjay Nayar

CEO
Citibank India

2005 – 2006

Mr. Amrit Kiran Singh

VP & Area Director
Brown Forman
Worldwide L.L.C

2004 – 2005

Mr. Sunil Mehta

Country Head & CEO
American Internal
Group, Inc.

2003 – 2004

Mr. K. N. Memani

Chairman
KNM Advisory Pvt. Ltd.

2002 – 2003

Mr. Pankaj Shah

President
E.I. DuPont India Limited.

2001 – 2002

Mr. Lalit Ahluwalia

Partner
Arthur Andersen

2000 – 2001

Mr. Arun Duggal

CEO
Bank of America

Till Jan 2001

Mr. Sanjay Bhatnagar

Managing Director
ENRON India*

1999 – 2000

Mr. Sanjay Bhatnagar

Managing Director
ENRON India*

1998 – 1999

Mr. Lalit Ahluwalia

Partner
Arthur Andersen

(Till Sep 1998)

Mr. Jim Reinsch

Vice Chairman &
Director
Bechtel India*

1997-1998

Mr. Keith Thomson

President
Fluor Daniel

1996 – 1997

Mr. Suresh Rajpal

President
Hewlett Packard
India Pvt. Ltd.

1995 – 1996

Mr. Baldev Lal

Consultant

1994 – 1995

1993 – 1994

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.

Energy Committee Meeting

On November 25th, AMCHAM’s Energy Committee met virtually to discuss the way forward for the committee. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM opened the discussion and welcomed participants. Mr. Chirag Baijal, Co-Chairman – Energy Committee, AMCHAM and Managing Director HVAC region, Carrier Airconditioning and Refrigeration Limited, very briefly laid out the way forward for the committee and urged members to support the secretariat to take forward the charter. Each member addressed present issues and policy points that needed to be taken up.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India with a membership base of more than 400 American companies in India. AMCHAM is an important voice for policy advocacy, a critical source for business intelligence, a vibrant platform for networking and expanding your business.