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PM Modi hard sells medical devices policy, Ayushman Bharat to Australian CEOs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a Business Roundtable with CEOs of top Australian companies in Sydney.

The participating CEOs represented leading companies operating across a diverse range of sectors including steel, banking, energy, mining and IT, among others. Vice Chancellors from some of the leading Universities of Australia also participated in the Roundtable.

Prime Minister highlighted numerous economic reforms and initiatives launched by the government for ease of doing business and boosting economic growth. These include, Mission Gati Shakti for integrated approach towards infrastructure connectivity projects; Jan Dhan-Aadhar-Mobile trinity; National Education Policy; Hydrogen Mission 2050; PLI scheme; opening of private investment in domain of space and geospatial sector; new policy of medical devices manufacturing; Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme, etc.

Prime Minister invited the CEOs to take advantage of investment opportunities offered by India in domains of infrastructure including digital infrastructure, IT, fintech, telecom, semiconductors, space, renewable energy including green hydrogen, education, pharma, healthcare including medical devices manufacturing, mining including critical minerals, textile, agriculture & food processing.

Prime Minister encouraged the CEOs to forge mutually beneficial partnerships with their Indian counterparts.

The CEOs that participated in the Roundtable are as under:

1. Commonwealth Bank of Australia Matt Comyn, President and CEO
2. Rio Tinto Kellie Parker, CEO
3 National Australia Bank Philip Chronican, Chairman and Non-Executive Director
4 Australian
Industry Bank
Innes Willox, CEO
5 BHP Geraldine Slattery, President Australia
6 Atlassian Scott Farquhar, Co-CEO and Co-Founder
7 University of Sydney Prof. Mark Scott AO, Vice-Chancellor & President
8 Orica Sanjeev Gandhi, Managing Director and CEO
9 Cochlear Dig Howitt, Chair
10 Business Council of Australia Jennifer Westacott, CEO
11 Wisetech Richard White, CEO & Founder
12 Airtrunk Robin Khuda, Founder and CEO
13 Entura Tammy Chu, Managing Director
14 Quintis Sandalwood Richard Henfrey, CEO
15 UNSW Prof. Attila Brungs, Vice Chancellor and CEO
16 Recharge Industries Robert Fitzpatrick, CEO
17 Universities Australia Catriona Jackson, Chief Executive
18 Centre for
Australia-India Relations
Swati Dave, Chair, Advisory Board
19 Navitas Group Scott Jones, CEO


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