Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella among 6 Indian-Americans on Trump’s list of Economic Advisers

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

15th Apr, 2020. 12:50 pm
Sundar Pichai and Satya

US President Donald Trump released a name list of six Indian-Americans, including Sundar Pichai from Google and Satya Nadella from Microsoft to his Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups.

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.

“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.

In addition to Pichai and Nadella, the president has named IBM’s Arvind Krishna and Micron’s Sanjay Mehrotra to the Tech Group.

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

Indian-American Ann Mukherjee from Pernod Ricard has been named to the manufacturing Group, which among others include Caterpillar’s Jim Umpleby III; Tesla’s Elon Musk, Fiat Chrysler’s Mike Manley, Ford’s Bill Ford and General’s Mary Barra.

Ajay Banga from Mastercard has been named to the Financial Services Group along with others.

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.

“The health and wealth of America is the primary goal, and these groups will produce a more independent, self-sufficient, and resilient nation,” the White House said in a statement.

The global economy will this year likely suffer the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the International Monetary Fund warned, as governments grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

With schools and many businesses shut, the measures to slow the spread of the disease have taken a painful toll on the economy.

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