As India battles Covid relentlessly, some of the of the best minds in the world have come together to help India out in the difficult times. Three Indian American CEOs—Sundar Pichai of Google, Punit Renjen of Deloitte and Shantanu Narayen of Adobe are now a part of the steering committee of the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response. According to PTI, they joined the panel on Thursday, May 6, to drive the American corporate sector's initiative to help India battle COVID-19.
The task force is a public-private partnership organised by the US Chamber of Commerce and supported by Business Roundtable. It is working with the Chamber's US-India Business Council and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum to take immediate actions to help address the COVID-19 surge in India.
So far, over 45 US companies and associations have contributed to the Global Task Force's activities. These businesses will provide over USD 30 million in support to India. They have pledged to provide oxygen concentrators, develop information and best practices to support employees in India.
Some of the other CEOs who were added to the panel on May 6 include Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Joshua Bolten, president, and CEO, Business Roundtable and Suzanne Clark, president, and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce. Other members of the task force are Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture; Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, Brian Moynihan, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Bank of America; Raj Subramaniam, president FedEx; and Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM.