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 assist India efficiently battle COVID19. The names of the three Indian-American CEOs have been added to the checklist of the steering committee on Thursday.
The three CEOs have been energetic in organising US corporations’ response to the COVID-19 disaster in India. Others who have been added to the checklist 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 activity pressure 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 quick actions to assist handle the COVID-19 surge in India. The US company sector thus far has dedicated greater than 25,000 oxygen concentrators for India. The first 1,000 oxygen concentrators, supplied by Deloitte, arrived in India on April 25, with vital logistical assist from FedEx.
These concentrators will likely be shipped to designated healthcare services for quick use, the duty pressure stated. The first cargo of ventilators landed in India early this week. All 1,000 ventilators are anticipated to achieve India by June 3.
Medtronic will present end-to-end assist for the initiative. As many as 16 companies have joined the duty pressure’s ventilator initiative.
Together these companies will present over USD 30 million in assist for India’s healthcare response becoming a member of the handfuls of companies which have pledged their assist in efforts to offer oxygen concentrators, develop data and finest practices to assist workers in India and extra, the duty pressure stated. According to the duty pressure, whereas the nation has been reporting over 4,00,000 instances day by day, the precise case charge 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 pressure. Till date, over 45 US companies and associations have contributed to the Global Task Force’s actions.
While the duty pressure is focusing preliminary efforts on the urgent want in India, further working teams will likely be shaped to handle COVID-19 surges in different nations. Through its steering committee, the duty pressure will work to pay attention efforts the place company assist will likely be most useful, it stated.
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