Past Events

End of Tour Reflections of the U.S.-India Economic Partnership: Special Program with Consul General David J. Ranz – 26th May 2022

On May 26th, AMCHAM’s Western Region organized a special program with Consul General David J. Ranz on ‘End of Tour Reflections of the U.S.-India Economic Partnership.’ The event was hybrid with members attending in person at the venue in Mumbai as well as virtually. The session commenced with opening remarks by Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM. This was followed by a welcome address by Ms. Kaku Nakhate, National Executive Board Member, AMCHAM and President & Country Head (India), Bank of America, N.A. Through her address, Ms. Nakhate shared an introduction to CG Ranz, highlighting the numerous successful initiatives spearheaded under his leadership, his passion for diversity and inclusion, philanthropy and his legacy in strengthening the U.S.-India relationship. She thanked him for the support and guidance he has provided to AMCHAM’s Western Region during his tenure.

Through his end of tour reflections on the U.S.-India partnership, Consul General David J. Ranz, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai spoke of the flourishing relationship between U.S. and India which shares a strong sense of common interest and mutual benefit. He touched upon the vision of the Indo-Pacific strategy, his suggestions on areas of reforms to make India an attractive destination for U.S. investment and the need for continued efforts in diversity and inclusion among U.S. companies.

In the interactive segment members and CG Ranz discussed potential areas of priority for the incoming U.S. Consul General Mumbai, inputs on how AMCHAM can further the agenda of strengthening the bilateral relationship and highlight the efforts undertaken by U.S. companies in India. The event concluded with AMCHAM members warmly wishing Consul General Ranz farewell with a hope to cross paths with him again in his next role. The meeting was hosted by Bank of America, N.A.