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Six Indian-Americans in Trump’s list of groups formed to revive US economy


Team Udayavani, Apr 15, 2020, 12:37 PM IST

Washington: US President Donald Trump has named six Indian-American corporate leaders to his Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups formed to revive the American economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump has roped in over 200 top American leaders from various industries and sections to create nearly a dozen and half different groups, who will advise him and offer recommendations on how to revive the American economy, which has hit an unprecedented ebb in just a few weeks due to the deadly coronavirus.

“They’re the names that are, I think, the best and the smartest, the brightest. And they’re going to give us some ideas,” Trump told reporters at his daily White House news conference on coronavirus on Tuesday.

The various groups created by Trump are: agriculture, banking, construction/labor/workforce; defense, energy, financial services, food and beverages, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, real estate, retail, tech, telecommunication, transportation, sports and thought leaders.

These bipartisan groups of American leaders will work together with the White House to chart the path forward toward a future of unparalleled American prosperity, the White House said.

Here are the 6 Indian-Americans in the list

 Tech Group:

1. Sundar Pichai, CEO- Google Alphabet

Sundar Pichai is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google LLC. Pichai began his career as a materials engineer and joined Google as a management executive in 2004.


2. Satya Nadella, CEO – Microsoft

Satya Narayana Nadella is the chief executive officer of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014. Before becoming CEO, he was the executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms.

3. Arvind Krishna – IBM

Arvind Krishna is the chief executive officer of IBM. Krishna began his career at IBM as an engineer, was promoted to senior vice president in 2015, and was promoted to CEO in 2020

4. Sanjay Mehrotra – Micron

Sanjay Mehrotra is the chief executive officer of Micron Technology. Previously, he co-founded SanDisk, where he served as president and CEO until its acquisition by Western Digital in 2016.

Other Notable members of the group are Apple’s Tim Cook, Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

 Manufacturing Group:


5. Ann Mukherjee – Pernod Ricard

Ann Mukherjee is the chief executive officer of Pernod Ricard. Previously, she worked as Cheif commercial officer at SC Johnson untill 2019.

Other Notable members of the group are Caterpillar’s Jim Umpleby III; Tesla’s Elon Musk, Fiat Chrysler’s Mike Manley, Ford’s Bill Ford and General’s Mary Barra.

Financial services Group:

6. Ajay Banga – Mastercard

Ajaypal “Ajay” Singh Banga is the president and chief executive officer of Mastercard.

Other Notable members of the group are Al Kelly from Visa, Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman; Fidelity Investment’s Abigail Johnson and Intuit’s Sasan Goodarzi.

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