Indian American CEOs shine at the Summit of Americas in Los Angeles


Google CEO Sundar Pichai also spoke at the CEO Summit about how improving economic growth through fostering digital skills and welcoming immigration

Rajendra Vora
Los Angeles, CA

Business leaders from across the Western Hemisphere were together to tackle longstanding challenges and seize new opportunities to drive growth, equality, and prosperity in the region at the IX Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. 

As part of the Summit of the Americas, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce partnered with the U.S. Department of State to host the CEO Summit, the official private-sector forum of the event where diverse leaders across industries discussed innovative solutions that benefit us all. 

President Alberto Fernández of Argentina began his official agenda in the US city of Los Angeles, where he held a meeting with the head of General Motors International, Shilpan Amin, and then participated in the opening ceremony of the IX Summit of the Americas, where he was received together with the first lady Fabiola Yánez, by U.S. President Joseph Biden and the American first lady, Jill Biden.

Fernández met with the President of General Motors International, Shilpan Amin, who announced that the company will start producing the Chevrolet Tracker SUV at its plant in the Alvear Automotive Complex, in the Province of Santa Fe, which demanded a direct investment of 350 million dollars for the month of July. The company’s objective is to export the new vehicle to Latin American countries, mainly Brazil and Colombia, where it will allocate 80% of the production that incorporated manufacturing technology 4.0.

General Motors is positioned to lead the EV and autonomous vehicle transformation of transportation in the Americas, with more than $35 billion in investments in technology, industrialization and customer experience through 2025, said GM senior vice president and president of GM International Shilpan Amin.

Speaking at a panel discussion on Energy Security and Transition at the 9th Annual Summit of the Americas, Amin said GM would continue to work closely with governments and partners across the region to deliver its vision of a world of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

“Our zero-emissions, all-electric future is underway right now. We are moving faster than ever – and we are doing this with sustainability principles at the core,” said Amin. “Following the global pandemic, now is a crucial time for governments and industries to work together to strengthen our partnerships to accelerate the transition. That’s why the Summit of the Americas has been an important opportunity to discuss the evolution of mobility with governments, leaders and partners from across the Americas.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai also spoke at the CEO Summit about how improving economic growth through fostering digital skills and welcoming immigration.

In a Day 2 panel, the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, moderated a conversation between John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Ernesto Torres Cantu, CEO of Citi Latin America, and Kara Hurst, Vice President for World Sustainability for Amazon, on climate action in the Americas and how the public and private sectors can drive the transition toward sustainable energy.

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