Six Indian-Americans in Trump’s list to revive US economy

The world’s largest economy’s growth has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic. A report by Press Trust of India states that more than 95 per cent of the 330 million population of the US is under stay-at-home order amid a national emergency in place.A record number of over 16 million people have lost their jobs due to the ongoing economic crisis in the US, according to latest official figures.

President Trump has named over 200 top American leaders from various industries and sections to create nearly a dozen and a half different groups as part of the Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups. This includes six Indian-American corporate leaders who are the "brightest" and the "smartest" people on how to restart the US economy. Sundar Pichai is an Indian American business executive, the CEO of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google. Satya Nadella is the chief executive officer of Microsoft. Before becoming CEO, he was the executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group. Arvind Krishna is the CEO of tech giant IBM. He has been nominated by President Trump for the Tech Group. Micron’s Sanjay Mehrotra has been nominated 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, among others, Al Kelly from Visa, Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman; Fidelity Investment’s Abigail Johnson and Intuit’s Sasan Goodarzi.

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