The top agenda at the US-India CEO forum meeting, which will be more focus on trade and economic issues, the totalisation agreement and visas issues, are jointly addressed by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman are also expected to attend the meeting, which will also focus on PM Modi’s Make In India campaign and on ease of doing business.
Members of India Inc expected to participate in the meeting include Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, Bharti Enterprises chief Sunil Mittal, ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani, Adani Group head Gautam Adani, Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra, Hari Bhartia, Co-chariman and and Director of Jubilant Life Sciences, Shashi Ruia, Chairman of Essar Group, Sudhir Mehta of Torrent Pharma, Biocon Chairman and MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) Chairman and Managing Director Dinesh K Sarraf, State Bank of India Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya and BHEL head B Prasada Rao too are part of the 17-member Forum.
The US team includes Indira Nooyi of Pepsico, Harold McGraw, Chairman McGraw Hill Financial and Ajay Banga, CEO Mastercard.
Cyrus Mistry of Tata Sons and David M Cote from Honeywell will co-chair the high-profile meeting of business leaders from both countries.