Tata group chairman, Natarajan(N) Chandrasekaran and Jim Taiclet, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and president of Lockheed Martin to receive the US-India Business Council(USIBC) Global Leadership Award 2020. They also serve as a co-chair of the US-India CEO Forum.
Gist about USIBC Global Leadership Award
i.The USIBC Global Leadership Award has been presented annually since 2007.
ii.It is accorded to the top corporate executives from the United States and India whose companies play a major role in promoting growth in the US-India commercial corridor.
iii.It is a recognition for their outstanding leadership and for promoting Indo-US trade and business.
About N Chandrasekaran
i.N Chandrasekaran joined the Board of Tata Sons in October 2016 and was appointed as Chairman in January 2017.
ii.He currently serves as a Part-Time Non-Official Director on the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) Central board.
iii.He also has served as the chairman of Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages(TGB) and as the chairman of The National Association of Software and Service Companies(NASSCOM).
About Jim Taiclet
i.Jim Taiclet became president and CEO of Lockheed Martin in June 2020. He succeeded Marillyn A. Hewson. He has been the organisation’s director since January 2018.
ii.He also served as the chairman, president and CEO of American Tower Corporation and as president of Allied Signal.
Earlier Recipient of the Award
The earlier recipients of this award include the following: Google CEO Sundar Pichai,, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Sun Pharmaceuticals Founder and Managing Director Dilip Shanghvi among others.
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