New York : It was dinner time and no ordinary dinner this was. It brought together the richie rich and top notch leaders of the world, each important in their own way. While one side of the table adorned CEOs of Fotune 500 companies, they were given company by the Numero uno of the vehicle called India – the very own Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Modi dined with over 50 CEOs of the Fortune 500 companies while continuing his pitch that India is open for business. The dinner event, organised by the prestigious Fortune magazine, was attended by some 47 top US CEOs on Thursday. Modi said governance reform is his number one priority, during a meeting with a group of top American CEOs with a collective net worth of USD 4.5 trillion.
Modi emphasised that reform in governance was his No 1 priority, and India is poised for simplified procedures, speedy decision making, transparency and accountability, Among the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies attending the event were Lockheed Martin, Chairman and CEO Marillyn Hewson, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields, IBM Chairman Ginni Rometty, Pepsi Co Chief Indra Nooyi, and Dow Chemical Chairman Andrew Liveris. Some of the CEOs attending the dinner described it as ‘report card,’ adding that this reflected a great transparency of the Modi Government.