Amcham Breakfast Meeting at Hotel Westin Velachery to introduce members to the new officers at the Consulate, 22 August 2014 – Chennai

Dr. Lawrence Mire, Acting Consul General and Consular Chief, Mr Ben Ousley Naseman, Acting Consular Chief and Deputy Consular Chief, Ms Lindsey L. Rothenberg, Non Immigrant Visa Chief

Nelson Wu, American Citizen Services Chief, Mr Elliot Fertik, Fraud Prevention Manager & Mr John Fleming, Principal Commercial Officer, were welcomed by Amcham Tamil Nadu Chapter at a meeting on 22 August.

Mr. Vivek Vanmeeganathan, Chairman of the Chapter welcomed all the guests from the Consulate and members. He stressed that Amcham has a great working relationship with the Consulate and both organizations would like this to continue. He assured the Consulate officers that Amcham is keen to support the Consulate on all its programs.

Dr. Lawrence Mire, the Acting Consul General and Consular Chief said he looked forward to working with Amcham. He added that US India relations are on the upswing and that trade relations was set to grow from the US$ 100 bn mark to US$ 500 bn. He referred to the remarks made by Vice President Biden and Secretary Kerry in this connection during their visit to India. He also mentioned that President Obama was eagerly looking forward to the September visit of Prime minister Modi to the US.

Dr. Lawrence Mire then introduced the team of officers who have assumed their responsibilities at the mission in Chennai.