Deputy National Security Advisor Caroline Atkinson, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, and Deputy Chairman-Planning Commission of India Montek Singh Ahluwalia, along with CEO co-chairs Ratan Tata and David Cote, will lead a meeting of the U.S.-India CEO Forum at the Department of State on Friday, July 12. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns will welcome the group to the State Department, highlighting the important role the private sector plays in the U.S.-India partnership. In addition to the American and Indian CEOs, many senior Indian and U.S. officials will participate including Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, and Under Secretary for Economics, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs Robert D. Hormats.
The U.S.-India CEO Forum is a true public-private endeavor to enhance bilateral trade and investment. The Forum gives U.S. and Indian CEOs the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest and submit discrete, action-oriented recommendations to both governments for consideration. The Forum was launched in 2005 and last met in September 2011 in Washington, D.C.