Karnataka Chapter CEO Breakfast Series: Leadership in Uncertain Times

AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter, in partnership with KPMG, hosted the second session of the CEO Breakfast Series on the topic of ‘Leadership in Uncertain Times’ on June 30th at White Box, Hyatt Centric, Bengaluru. Barely two decades into the second millennia, the world has been confronted with an uncertain future. The Arctic ice is melting faster than ever before. A nuclear Armageddon is no longer just a war game scenario, but a real possibility. Deadly viruses and bacteria are evolving faster than we can develop a cure. The internet has made the world smaller, but also more vulnerable. With the entire world online, it may take just a pulling of the virtual plug to plunge it into darkness and chaos. By all accounts, the future looks increasingly uncertain and insecure. This interactive session featured speaker Mr. Tobby Simon, Founder & President, Synergia Foundation, a strategic think tank which works to develop impactful insights in areas of geo-economics, geo politics and geo-security. The session helped attendees understand key challenges faced by business enterprises, how organizations can respond to systemic challenges including fragmented global supply chains and solutions for problems that seem intractable. The session was attended by leaders from Nike, AO Smith, Parexel, Kewaunee, Swagelok 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.

Session on ‘Labour Codes: Insights on Managing the Change’ in association with EY

AMCHAM’s Hyderabad Chapter organized a virtual session on ‘Labour Codes: Insights on Managing the Change’ on June 29th in association with EY. The speakers from Ernst & Young (EY) were Ms. Surabhi Marwah, Partner and Mr. Puneet Gupta, Partner, who provided an overview of the new labour codes, status of the codes, central and state rules and the likely date of implementation. They also discussed key implications of the labour codes from both the employers and employees perspective, likely practical challenges and action to be taken by companies to prepare for the changes.

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.

HR Committee Meeting

AMCHAM’s HR Committee under the leadership of Mr. Chaitanya N. Sreenivas, Chairman – HR Committee, AMCHAM and Chief Talent Officer, Kyndryl, Ms. Achal Khanna, Co-Chairperson – HR Committee, AMCHAM and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) & Business Head, Asia Pacific and MENA and Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala, Co-Chairperson – HR Committee, AMCHAM and Head of HR, India, Western Digital organized its first committee meeting for FY 22-23 on June 27th. Mr. Sreenivas welcomed members and gave an overview of the committee’s recent initiatives. To brainstorm for upcoming committee agenda, a HR survey was conducted and the results were deliberated upon in the meeting. Members acknowledged the increased use of IT in HR related activities post COVID. While talking about the biggest concerns during COVID, maintaining emotional wellbeing of employees was the front runner. Members felt that the hybrid working style will be the most sustained trend of the decade. Some of the prominent themes for future discussions suggested by members included – new labour code, DE&I, talent retention, employee engagement and HR analytics.

 

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.

Knowledge Sharing Session on Supply Chain Complexity Management – Issues and Levers – an initiative of the Supply Chain & Logistics Committee

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Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

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Knowledge Sharing Session on Supply Chain Complexity Management – Issues and Levers an initiative of the Supply Chain & Logistics Committee – 22 June 2022

On June 22nd, AMCHAM’s Supply Chain & Logistics Committee organized a virtual knowledge sharing session on ‘Supply Chain Complexity Management – Issues and Levers’ with knowledge partner KPMG in India. The session commenced with opening remarks by Mr. Ambuj Saksaria, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM, followed by Mr. Praveen Gosain, Chairman – Supply Chain & Logistics Committee, AMCHAM and Director (Supply Chain India), Corning Technologies India Private Limited who set the stage through his welcome address.

Through a presentation and dialogue the session speaker Mr. Imran Haque, Partner| Deal Advisory| Deal Value Chain, KPMG in India shared his expert insights on how organizations can manage complexities arising due to nature of demand, supply chain and competitive pressures. He detailed the impact of complex portfolios on operations across value chains and internal barriers limiting an organization’s ability to manage complexity. A Q&A segment followed. The event concluded with closing remarks and a vote of thanks by Mr. Gosain who thanked Mr. Haque, participants and AMCHAM.

 

 

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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Committee Meeting

On 22nd June, a meeting of AMCHAM’s Supply Chain and Logistics Committee was held virtually. The meeting commenced with opening remarks by Mr. Ambuj Saksaria, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM India. Through his welcome address, Mr. Praveen Gosain, Chairman – Supply Chain & Logistics Committee, AMCHAM and Director (Supply Chain India), Corning Technologies India Private Limited briefly touched upon the challenges in supply chain over the past 2 years and the increasing importance of digitalization of supply chains. As part of the agenda, members ideated on focus areas for the committee’s initiatives which included ESG, supply chain resilience and the need for inclusive practices in the supply chain domain. The meeting concluded with closing remarks by Mr. Gosain. The committee meeting was immediately followed by a knowledge sharing session on ‘Supply Chain Complexity Management –Issues and Levers.’

 

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.

Global Capability Centers (GCC) Committee Meeting

The first meeting of the Global Capability Centers (GCC) Committee was held virtually on June 15th with 18 members present. Mr. Prakash Bodla, Chairman – Hyderabad Chapter, AMCHAM, Chairman – GCC Committee, AMCHAM and MD & VP Engineering Carrier Corporation kicked off the meeting with a brief introduction of the new committee. Each of the committee members introduced themselves and what they do in the GCC space. A vision document was shared, thoughts on what the committee should accomplish through the committee and how to share best practices across domains and organizations were discussed. The committee plans to meet monthly.

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.