Google’s three Indian CEO Sundar Pichai, Deloitte’s Punit Renjen and Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen have all joined the steering committee of the Global Pandemic Response Task Force, which is overseeing an unprecedented company Plans to help India successfully respond to COVID19.

On Wednesday, the names of these three Indian-American chief executives were added to the steering committee’s list.

These three CEOs have been actively organizing the response of American companies to the COVID-19 crisis in India.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation chief executive Mark Suzman (Mark Suzman) was the other person on the list on Thursday. Joshua Bolten, Chairman and CEO of the Business Roundtable; Suzanne Clark, President and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce.

The task force is a newly established public-private partnership organized by the American Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Business Roundtable. It is cooperating with the US-India Business Council of the Chamber of Commerce and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum to take immediate action to help resolve the COVID-19 surge in India.

So far, the US corporate sector has committed more than 25,000 oxygen generators to India. With the important logistics support of FedEx, the first batch of 1,000 oxygen concentrators provided by Deloitte arrived in India on April 25.

The working group said that these concentrators will be transported to designated medical institutions for immediate use.

Earlier this week, the first batch of ventilators landed in India. All 1,000 ventilators are expected to arrive in India on June 3.

Medtronic will provide end-to-end support for the program.

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As many as 16 companies have joined the task force’s ventilator initiative.

Together, these companies will provide more than US$30 million (approximately Rs 2.2 billion) in funding to support India’s healthcare response-joining dozens of companies that have pledged to provide support to work on providing oxygen concentrators, developing information and the best Practice to support businesses in India and Indian employees. The task force said.

According to the task force, although the country reports more than 4 million cases every day, the actual incidence in India is estimated to be much higher.

Experts predict that the crisis will only worsen and will not be expected to reach its peak in India until mid-May.

Other members of the steering committee include Accenture CEO Julie Sweet (Julie Sweet); Amazon CEO Andy Jassy (Andy Jassy); Apple CEO Tim Cook (Tim Cook); United States Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of the Bank; Raj Subramaniam, President of FedEx; Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO of IBM.

American Red Cross Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gail McGovern (Gail McGovern); DHL Express Americas Chief Executive Mike Parra; Dow Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Fitterling (Jim Fitterling); Johnson & Johnson ( Johnson & Johnson) Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky; MasterCard CEO Michael Miebach (Michael Miebach); Medtronic Chairman and CEO Geoff Martha (Geoff Martha); Microsoft President Brad Smith (Brad Smith); Ramon Laguarta, Chairman and CEO of Pepsi; CarolTomé, UPS CEO; Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer, VMware; Judith McKenna, President and CEO, Walmart International ( Judith McKenna) is also a member of the working group.

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To date, more than 45 American companies and associations have contributed to the activities of the Global Task Force.

When the task force focuses its initial work on India’s urgent needs, other task forces will be formed to deal with the surge in COVID-19 in other countries.

It said that through its steering committee, the task force will be committed to focusing its efforts where it is most conducive to the company’s support.


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