Modi to hold meeting with 11 CEOs of top US companies

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to meet top 11 American CEOs on Monday ahead of his first ever meeting with US President Barack Obama. Modi will leave for Washington after meeting former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

He will be speaking to them with the knowledge and authority of a business honcho who knows what he wants and can possibly market India as an investment destination better than anyone else.

During the meeting he would be interacting with 11 leading individual CEOs, including Google’s Eric Schmidt, David M. Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group, Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat, Doug Oberhelman of Caterpillar Inc, Indra Nooyi of Pepsico and Michael Ball of US-based global pharmaceutical company Hospira Inc. and Kenneth C. Frazier of Merck and Co.

CEOs of 11 top companies will be meeting Modi to understand his vision for the Indian economy and his vision as far as bringing FDI to India is concerned.

Modi had taken along Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Brazil for the BRICS summit, but this time he is going alone. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is already in New York and will join him when he arrives there. Among the other top officials accompanying the prime minister on this major trip are National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh.

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