Meeting with Chief Minister of Karnataka
Members of AmCham’s National Executive Board, members of AmCham Karnataka Executive Committee and U.S. Embassy officials met with the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. Siddaramaiah, on 25th August 2015 in Bangalore. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Mr. Kaushik Mukherjee, Chief Secretary; Ms K. Ratna Prabha, Additional Chief Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department; and other officials of the Government of Karnataka.
The Chief Minister, in his address, welcomed the U.S. companies to investment in Karnataka, particularly in automobiles, aerospace, infrastructure, healthcare, textiles, and tourism. The new Industrial Policy had just been announced. The Bangalore-Mumbai corridor would provide good opportunities to U.S. companies to participate.
Ms Vanitha Narayanan, Chairperson of AmCham; and Managing Director – India / South Asia, IBM India Pvt. Ltd., who led the AmCham group, thanked the Chief Minister for giving AmCham members an opportunity to meet with him. She said that large U.S. companies had invested in Karnataka and AmCham’s agenda and focus was to help build digital India and provide technologies for smart cities.