Indian-American business leaders on call with President Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in an American Technology Council roundtable, accompanied by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple (L) and Satya Nadella CEO of Microsoft Corporation at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Donald J. Trump’s held two conference calls April 15, 2020, with numerous industry leaders in different sectors, including those led by Indian-Americans.

One group included the banking, financial services, food and beverage, hospitality, real estate, and retail industry sectors, as well as technology.

The second group of industry leaders was in the healthcare, technology, telecommunications, and transportation sectors.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer

Among those in the conference call were at least three Indian-American leaders of Blue-chip companies – Ajay Banga of Mastercard in the business and financial sector call; and Satya Nadella of Microsoft, and Sundar Pichai of Google in the tech companies call.

“The President thanked members of these groups for working closely with the White House to coordinate the plan for a great American economic revival,” the readout from the White House said.

Mastercard President and CEO Ajay Banga speaks to attendees during the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files

The readout also said the business leaders thanked the President for steps he had taken and shared ideas for ways they could return to business safely.

Trump “applauded the business leaders for their flexible and innovative solutions to the unique challenges caused by this pandemic,” the press release said, adding that the business leaders thanked the President for working closely with them and for inviting them to coordinate a revival of the economy.

The business leaders emphasized the importance of strong supply chains and robust telecommunications.




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