AmCham National Executive Board Meeting
The fourth meeting of the National Executive Board of AmCham for the year 2015-16, under the chairmanship of Ms. Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Director – India / South Asia, IBM India Pvt. Ltd., was held on 17th November 2015 in Mumbai.
Mr. Thomas L. Vajda, U.S. Consul General in Mumbai addressed the meeting. He said that supporting U.S. business interests in India was the top most concern of the U.S. Government in India. The U.S. Embassy was collaborating with AmCham members at the state level to advocate for ease of doing business. The U.S. Embassy’s focus was on supporting trade and investment partnerships between India and the U.S. and supporting U.S. companies in India. Referring to regulatory issues, Mr. Vajda said that there were positive outcomes on this account.
Mr. George N. Sibley, Minister Counselor for Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Affairs, U.S. Embassy, briefed members on the number of meetings that took place in the U.S. in the last few weeks between the U.S. and Indian governments. These included the Energy Dialogue, Health Dialogue, etc. which culminated into the U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in Washington D.C. in September 2015. The purpose of this strategic dialogue was to elevate the economic aspects of Indo-U.S. relations. Most of these dialogues were annual in nature to be held alternately in India and the U.S. Therefore, coming this summer we will observe a number of activities between India and the U.S. in India.