American Chamber of Commerce in India
Apex Chamber of U.S. Industry in India

Farewell Lunch in Honour of Mr. Thomas L Vajda, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai – 21st June 2017

AMCHAM India, in partnership with IACC and USIIC, organized a farewell lunch to bid adieu to Consul General Mr. Thomas (Tom) L. Vajda, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 in Mumbai. The afternoon commenced with a warm welcome by Ms. Surabhi Wahal, Regional Director – Western Region, AMCHAM India. Leaders of each partner organizations – Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti, Chairman – Western Region, AMCHAM and Managing Director, RGP India; Mr. Sunder Advani, President, IACC Western Region and Dr. V. Rangaraj, Founder Chairman, USIIC, addressed U.S. Consul General Tom Vajda while speaking of the great regard they hold for his dynamic, ambitious and consummate leadership. This was followed by the key note address by Consul General Vajda who expressed his utmost gratitude to AMCHAM India and the partner organizations, as well as his colleagues at the U.S. Consulate, Mumbai for the valuable support and co-operation bestowed on him through his tenure in Mumbai. In his address CG Vajda also highlighted on researched numbers of the remarkable growth and impact seen in various dimensions of industries in the arena of the U.S. India partnership. Consul General Vajda was then felicitated with a token of appreciation and a bouquet by the 3 organizations.

Industry champions Ms. Kaku Nakhate, Member – National Executive Board, AMCHAM India and Country Head, Bank of America; Ms. Sangeeta Pendurkar, Managing Director, Kellogg India Private Limited; Mr. Prashant Pansare, Managing Director, Inteliment Technologies (India) Pvt.Ltd.; Dr. L. S. Kanodia, Chairman, Datamatics Group; Mr. C. Venkataramana, Managing Director, Sunil HiTech India Infra Pvt.Ltd. and Mr. M Jagannath Rai, Managing Director, Titan Sea & Air Services Pvt. Ltd., shared interesting and heartwarming insights on their personal experiences of working with Consul General Vajda.

A video album of photographs of CG Vajda’s time in India took the participants down memory lane to glimpses of his remarkable contributions across all domains over the past three years. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Ranjana Khanna, Director General CEO, AMCHAM India, followed by a networking lunch. The event was powered by Lubrizol Advanced Materials India Pvt. Ltd.


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