Meeting with Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. Siddaramaiah
The meeting with the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. K. Siddaramaiah, and the AMCHAM National ExeComm took place at the Vidhana Soudha on September 11, 2014. Heads of top U.S. companies such as Yahoo, Goldman Sachs, Exxonmobil, HP, IBM, Textron, Morgan Stanley, Amazon, United Technologies, Praxair, Timken, Northern Trust, Quaker, Grant Thornton, Exeter, ADAPT, Fluor Daniel, Becton Dickinson, Stanley and Decker, and Carrier were present.
From the government side the principal secretaries of most departments were present along with the:
Chief Secretary, Mr. Kaushik Mukherjee
Additional Chief Secretary, Mr. Narasimha Raju
Principal Secretary, Commerce and Industries, Ms. Ratnaprabha
Commissioner of Industries, Government of Karnataka, Mr. Maheshwar Rao
CEO, Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB), Mr. Mohan Chakravarthy
Managing Director, Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre, Mr. K. S. Shivaswamy
The Chief Minister and the GoK senior officials assured the U.S. companies that they would help resolve any challenges that they faced to investing in Karnataka.