Jeff Bezos Meets India Inc. Leaders Including Mukesh Ambani, Sunil Mittal, Sanjiv Mehta
Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Inc., speaks during the opening session of Amazon Sambhav event in New Delhi on Jan. 15, 2020. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

Jeff Bezos Meets India Inc. Leaders Including Mukesh Ambani, Sunil Mittal, Sanjiv Mehta

Bookmark Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos concluded his three-day India visit on Friday with a meeting with leading industrialists.

Among those who met included Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani, who is also into retailing.

Others present included:

  • SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar
  • Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej
  • Infosys Ltd. co-founder NR Narayana Murthy
  • Standard Chartered Bank’s India CEO Zarin Daruwala
  • Bank of America's India Head Kaku Nakhate
  • Xiaomi's India Head Manu Jain

Retail and fast moving consumer goods players, including Kishore Biyani of Future Group (where Amazon has an investment), Hindustan Unilever Ltd.'s Chairman Sanjiv Mehta, Nestle India Ltd.'s Managing Director Suresh Narayanan and Proctor and Gamble India Ltd.'s Managing Director Madhusudhan Gopalan were also present.

Sunil Mittal of Bharti Airtel Ltd. was also present for the meeting wherein Bezos was accompanied by the head of Amazon in India, Amit Agarwal.

Among others were Infosys CEO Salil Parekh, HSBC's India CEO Surendra Rosha and Ola Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal.

The business leaders posed for a group photo on the hotel's stairs before departing.

Bezos visited Rajghat in New Delhi on Tuesday, followed it up with a meet with small businesses on Wednesday and spent time with Bollywood celebrities on Thursday evening as part of the visit.

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He has announced additional investments of $1 billion over the next few years and also create 1 million new jobs in India by 2025.

Bezos could not reportedly get an audience with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal stoked a controversy by stating that the e-commerce giant which is being investigated for predatory pricing is not doing India any favour by the investment.

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