Tamil Nadu Chapter Executive Committee Meeting with U.S. Consul General


The U.S. Consul General, Philip Min, and John Fleming, Principal Commercial Officer, met with the Tamil Nadu Chapter Executive Committee on 14th June at the residence of the Consul General. The U.S. Consulate decided to engage more closely with AmCham so that AmCham could be a strategic partner to access the state government and Chief Minister. It was decided that AmCham would identify key people that have access to the Chief Minister and invite them to AmCham events.

The Consulate and AmCham would also work jointly to showcase the CSR activities of member companies. It was discussed that Cognizant would take the lead in organizing a CSR workshop for AmCham members and large MNC’s. It was also discussed that visiting overseas CEOs should meet with officers at the Consulate and join meetings with the state government. The Consul General mentioned that he would interact with the diplomatic corps in Chennai, as a working group, to exchange information and improve access to government. Lastly, Ford mentioned that they would lend expertise to assist smaller companies to establish in India.