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India : Mahindra NA President & CEO Iyer Named Chair Of India Business Forum For The Confederation Of Indian Industry In The U.S.

At the Confederation of Indian Industry - India Business Forum's (CII-IBF) initial 2016 session, Mani Iyer, President and CEO of Mahindra North America formally assumed a leadership role. Mr. Iyer will serve as Chairman of the organization for the coming year. CII-IBF provides a platform for Indian companies investing and operating in the U.S. to address business and governmental issues impacting the U.S. divisions of these international companies. The outgoing Chairman is Vivek Sharma, CEO, Piramal Pharma Solutions.

CII-IBF convened for its first set of meetings for 2016 in New York City. At this session, the group met with the Empire Development Corporation, New York's chief economic development agency, and discussed issues of concern to both Indian and U.S. companies with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) featuring Ambassador David Mulford, former US Ambassador to India. The day concluded with a visit to the New York Stock Exchange.

"We are pleased to have Mr. Iyer take on this highly visible role for CII-IBF. He will be a strong voice and a great advocate for Indian companies with operations in the U.S. on issues that encourage and support a global economy with a level playing field for all companies and individuals," said Sumani Dash, Director and Country Head, USA and Canada Confederation of Indian Industry.

"It is an honor to be selected for a leadership role with this forward-thinking organization. CII-IBF is working to promote strong business ties between the U.S. and India as well as supporting the business interests of companies investing heavily in the U.S. economy," said Mani Iyer, President and CEO of Mahindra North America. "It will be a pleasure to give voice to the positive economic impact and CSR initiatives of Indian companies with U.S.-based operations. India is now the fourth fastest growing source of investments into America; this is a very critical aspect of the burgeoning bilateral US-India business story and one that has an immediate impact on the local communities where these companies operate."

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