Karnataka Executive Committee Meeting – 26th September 2017
AMCHAM’s Karnataka Chapter Executive Committee meeting was held on 26th September 2017 at the Synopsys India office. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Iqbal Sait, Chairman – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM and Head of Asia Operations for Saggezza Inc. The Executive Committee members included Mr. Paresh Shah, Vice Chairman – Karnataka Chapter, AMCHAM and General Manager, Syniverse Technologies, Dr. Pradip Dutta, Managing Director, Synopsys India, Mr. Sanjay Koul, Chairman – Manufacturing Committee, AMCHAM and Managing Director, Timken India Limited, Mr. Naresh Shah, President, Hewlett Packard India Software Operation Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Atul Ujagar, Country Director, Nike Sourcing India, Mr. Indraneel Chaudhury, Executive Director, PwC, Mr. Amit Sharma, COO, IBM, and Mr. Munesh Makhija, Vice President – GE India Technology Centre.
There was a brief discussion on the events held in the previous two months, especially the meetings with the new Consul General Robert Burgess and the new Commercial Consul Mr. James Fluker from the U.S. Consulate Chennai. Dr. Pradip Dutta welcomed everyone to the Synopsys office. There was a discussion on how to position AMCHAM Karnataka and what should be the focus of the chapter during the year. It was decided that the chapter would focus on (1) CSR (2) take up infrastructure issues with the government and (3) interact with the consulate on visa issues. It was also proposed that we focus on the ease of doing business in the state. The U.S. India Strategic Partnership Forum and the Global Entrepreneurs Summit in Hyderabad in November were also discussed. Preparations for the AMCHAM – Timken Golf Tournament were then reviewed.