Eastern Region Interactive Session with Ms. Aileen Nandi, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy

AMCHAM’s Eastern Region hosted an interactive briefing session with Ms. Aileen Nandi, Honorary National Executive Board Member, AMCHAM and Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy during her visit to Kolkata on September 28th. The U.S. Consul General Melinda Pavek, U.S. Consulate Kolkata, accompanied Ms. Nandi. AMCHAM was represented by Eastern Region Executive Committee members Mr. Gulshan Sachdev, Chairman – Eastern Region, AMCHAM and Managing Director, Quaker Houghton, Mr. Joydeep Datta Gupta, Vice Chairman – Eastern Region, AMCHAM and Partner, Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India, LLP, Ms. Kasturi Bhattacharya, CEO, Data Core Systems, Mr. Surajit Banerjee, Managing Director, Fi-Tek Pvt. LLP and Ms. Amada Kidwai, Regional Director – Eastern Region, AMCHAM. Members spoke about the investment climate in West Bengal, the new data policy that the government had recently announced and current incentives in place.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association 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.

Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Core Committee Meeting

On December 17th, the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Core Committee organized the last meeting for 2020. Ms. Komple Sharma, Manager, AMCHAM, welcomed participants. Mr. Gaurav Ajmani, Chairman –Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee, AMCHAM and Associate General Counsel: Business Conduct & Ethics, Amazon Seller Services (P) Ltd. moderated the meeting. Participants introduced themselves and shared their experiences for the eventful year of 2020. The committee decided to have monthly meetings on every third Thursday in 2021. The committee also decided to create industry specific sub-groups and would deep dive into specific issues pertaining to an industry and subsequently small sessions could be planned around the same. Members believed that multitude of industries would give a better perspective. The committee also discussed the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Survey 2020 results. The meeting concluded with closing remarks from AMCHAM thanking members for their valuable inputs.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association 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.

The Science of Safety – Building & Public Safety in partnership with 3M

AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter, in partnership with 3M, hosted the third webinar of a 3 part series with subject matter experts from 3M on ‘The Science of Safety – Building & Public Safety’ on December 15th. The pandemic has brought to light the importance of safety and health in our organizations and public spaces. Safety at any workplace starts with work areas, identifying and preventing elements of risk. Understanding preventive safety measures like anticipating fire, spills, breakage, accidents, etc. are sustainable ways to ensure the safety of building premises and public spaces. Communicating safety measures effectively also ensures that safety messages are always top of mind. The science of safety seminar was a blend of preventive safety and safety communication. The session focused on navigation and safety applications, way finding and environmental graphics, social distancing at building premises and safety solutions at building premises. The speakers were Mr. Ashish Agarwal, Technical Manager Traffic Safety Division and Mr. Sumit Joshi, Technical Specialist, 3M Asia. The session was very well received with participants from various AMCHAM member companies like Swagelok, Saggezza, Optum, Netapp and more.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association 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.

Defense Committee Meeting

On December 10th, AMCHAM convened a Defense Committee meeting virtually. Members deliberated on the presence of and details of the industry engagements at upcoming Aero India 2021 as well as how to best leverage the engagements with officials at the Ministry of Defence and other central government ministries.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association 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.

Fireside Chat with Professor Jerry Wind, Wharton & Mr. Nitin Rakesh, CEO, Mphasis, Authors of ‘Transformation in Times of Crisis’

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Fireside Chat with Professor Jerry Wind, Wharton & Mr. Nitin Rakesh, CEO, Mphasis, Authors of ‘Transformation in Times of Crisis’ – 10 December 2020

The pandemic, although crippling, has also led to many opportunities. On December 10th, AMCHAM organized a fireside chat with Professor Jerry Wind, Wharton and Mr. Nitin Rakesh, CEO, Mphasis, authors of Transformation in Times of Crisis with Mr. Salil Gupte, Chairman, AMCHAM. The conversation revolved around the eight principles to create opportunities and value in the post-pandemic world while focussing on the need to evolve and innovate.
There was a Q&A portion of the session. The eight principles in the book include:

• Challenge your mental models and always stay ahead
• Reimagine and reinvent your approach to customers and stakeholders
• Speed up digital transformation and design for personalization at scale
• Reinvent your talent strategy and embrace open innovation and open talent
• Seize the need for speed and design for agility, adjacencies and adaptability
• Innovate then experiment, experiment, experiment
• Redraw your timelines and build a portfolio of initiatives across all innovation horizons
• Deploy idealized design, recreate your organizational architecture and network orchestration

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association 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.

Farewell to Ambassador Juster with National Executive Board Members

AMCHAM’s National Executive Board (NEB) hosted a virtual farewell for U.S. Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster, Honorary President of AMCHAM, on December 9th. Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM, in her opening remarks thanked the Ambassador for his leadership and longevity in the U.S.-India partnership. Mr. Salil Gupte, Chairman, AMCHAM and President, Boeing India highlighted Ambassador Juster’s extraordinary guidance to U.S. companies in India during his tenure. Mr. Salil Gupte, Chairman AMCHAM and President Boeing India. Ambassador Juster reminisced about some of the key moments in the special U.S.-India relationship and thanked the work of the Economic and Commercial Sections of the U.S. Embassy. While providing an overview of the accomplishments of Ambassador Juster’s accomplished career, Ms. Kaku Nakhate, Vice Chairperson, AMCHAM and President and Country Head, Bank of America N.A., complimented his sharp business acumen. While other NEB members shared their kind words and wishes for the Ambassador, the fact that he had visited every state in India was joyfully noted. In closing, Mr. Sanjay Koul, Vice Chairman, AMCHAM and Chairman & Managing Director, Timken thanked Ambassador Juster for his guidance to AMCHAM and for his ability to inspire people. AMCHAM presented the Ambassador a memorable plaque in appreciation of his leadership.

Membership

By joining AMCHAM India, you become part of an active and dynamic American business association 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.