Exclusive Closed Door Dialogue with Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster on U.S. – India Economic Relations


On 26th September 2018, AMCHAM India organized an exclusive closed door dialogue with Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India on ‘U.S. – India Economic Relations’ in Pune. Ambassador Juster shared an update on the U.S. – India 2+2 Dialogue and the economic relations between both countries.


The meeting commenced with welcome remarks by Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti, Chairman – Western Region, AMCHAM and Managing Director, RGP India. Mr. Krishnamurti expressed that it was indeed a privilege for AMCHAM to have Ambassador Juster address captains of U.S. industries on the occasion. He shared the vision and overview of AMCHAM’s initiatives and activities in the Western Region and thanked Consul General Edgard Kagan and team for the great partnership that AMCHAM shares with the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai. Through her address, Ms. Kaku Nakhate, Vice Chairperson, AMCHAM and President and Country Head, India, Bank of America N.A. highlighted the significant contributions being made by U.S. companies in CSR, the cutting edge leadership of companies in e-commerce as well as an overview of the U.S. – India growth story. Mr. Satish Nadiger, Managing Director and CEO, John Deere India Pvt. Ltd. shared a perspective of the role of U.S. companies in Pune and the growth of the city as a leading manufacturing and IT hub in India. He also spoke of the many initiatives of John Deere India Pvt. Ltd. including their technology centre and their partnership with the state government to create opportunities of employment and development for Indian farmers. The interactive discussion moderated by Ms. Kaku Nakhate brought forth issues of U.S. companies doing business in India. The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Nakhate.