To increase the role of the private sector, the Commerce Department will host the US-India CEO Forum on September 21, in close proximity to the Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. The CEO Forum is the primary mechanism for engaging the US and Indian private sectors and leveraging business leaders' recommendations to shape policy making discussions.
As part of the CEO Forum, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host a half-day event featuring remarks from Pritzker and Sitharaman, and a discussion between US and Indian CEOs on efforts to deepen bilateral economic engagement.
The US CEOs selected for this year's Forum include Ajay Banga, president and CEO of MasterCard, Inc; Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors; Sanjay Bhatnagar, president and CEO of WaterHealth International; Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe Systems, Inc. Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Inc.; and Dinesh Paliwal, chairman, president and CEO of Harman International Industries. David Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell International, Inc is the forum co-chair.