US-India Business Council to give Sundar Pichai global leadership award

Sundar Pichai, Google's chief executive officer and Adena Friedman, Nasdaq's president and chief executive officer, will be given Global Leadership Awards by the US Chamber of Commerce's US-India Business Council at an annual meeting in Washington DC on June 12-13.

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Given annually since 2007, the USIBC awards recognize top corporate executives from the United States and India whose companies play a major role in catalysing growth in the US-India commercial corridor.

Bilateral trade in goods and services has grown by nearly 150% over the past five years to reach USD142.1 billion in 2018, a USIBC release said.

The USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, with hubs in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Chicago, New Delhi and Mumbai.

The awards will be presented at the USIBC India Ideas Summit and Annual Meeting on June 12-13.

USIBC President Nisha Biswal was quoted in a press release saying that under Pichai, Google was not only "powering India’s digital economy sector, but also expanding access to technology for millions of Indian citizens, including women and people from marginalized communities.”

Friedman's Nasdaq had also brought the best-in-class technology to more than 50 countries, including India’s National Stock Exchange, said Biswal in the press release.