Washington: Three Indian-American CEOs Sunder Pichai from Google, Punit Renjen from Deloitte and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe have joined the steering committee of the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response, which is overseeing an unprecedented company sector initiative to help India efficiently battle COVID19.
The names of the three Indian-American CEOs have been added to the record of the steering committee on Thursday. The three CEOs have been lively in organising US firms’ response to the COVID-19 disaster in India.
Others who have been added to the record on Thursday are Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Joshua Bolten, president and CEO, Business Roundtable and Suzanne Clark, president and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce.
The job power is a newly shaped 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 rapid actions to help deal with the COVID-19 surge in India.
The US company sector up to now has dedicated greater than 25,000 oxygen concentrators for India. The first 1,000 oxygen concentrators, offered by Deloitte, arrived in India on April 25, with important logistical help from FedEx.
These concentrators shall be shipped to designated healthcare services for rapid use, the duty power stated. The first cargo of ventilators landed in India early this week. All 1,000 ventilators are anticipated to attain India by June 3.
Medtronic will present end-to-end help for the initiative. As many as 16 companies have joined the duty power’s ventilator initiative.
Together these companies will present over USD 30 million in help for India’s healthcare response becoming a member of the handfuls of companies, which have pledged their help in efforts to present oxygen concentrators, develop data and finest practices to help staff in India and extra, the duty power stated.
According to the duty power, whereas the nation has been reporting over 4,00,000 circumstances each day, the precise case fee in India is estimated to be a lot greater. Experts forecast the disaster will solely worsen, with India’s peak not anticipated till mid-May, it stated.
Other members of the steering committee embody 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.
Gail McGovern, president and CEO, American Red Cross; Mike Parra, CEO Americas, DHL Express; Jim Fitterling, Chairman and CEO, Dow; Alex Gorsky, chairman of the Board and CEO, Johnson & Johnson; Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard; Geoff Martha, chairman and CEO, Medtronic; Brad Smith, president, Microsoft; Ramon Laguarta, Chairman of the Board and CEO, PepsiCo; Carol Tom, CEO, UPS; Sanjay Poonen, COO, VMware; and Judith McKenna, President and CEO, Walmart International are additionally members of the duty power.
Till date, over 45 US companies and associations have contributed to the Global Task Force’s actions. While the duty power is focusing preliminary efforts on the urgent want in India, further working teams shall be shaped to deal with COVID-19 surges in different nations.
Through its steering committee, the duty power will work to focus efforts the place company help shall be most helpful, it stated.