Venkee Sharma, CEO of Aquatech International, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. – India CEO Forum. Established in 2005, this Forum provides an opportunity for dialogue between the United States and Indian governments to strengthen the economic and commercial relationship between both countries.
The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, who will co-chair the Forum with Indian Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu.
“The U.S.-India CEO Forum is critical to the fruitful commercial relationship and strong economic ties between our two great nations. The incoming U.S. CEOs will bring fresh perspectives to the Forum and help us consider new opportunities to further deepen our cooperation,” he said.
“It is an honor to be part of this CEO Forum, which plays an important role in encouraging economic opportunities and strengthening important business relationships in both our countries. While Aquatech is headquartered in the United States, our global operations include a significant presence in India which includes global technical services, R&D, as well as an appreciable footprint in the local market. This affords us a unique and beneficial perspective that we can bring to the Forum,” said Sharma, who will serve a two-year term on the Forum.
Aquatech is arecognised and respected leader in advanced water technology such as low energy sea water desalination, water recycling & reuse, and zero liquid discharge. Mr Sharma’s work on the Forum will include participating in the energy, water and environment working group, which will focus on a variety of issues including benchmarking, best practices, and the application of the best available technologies for compliance and sustainable water reuse.
“We are committed to helping the industrial and infrastructure sectors achieve their sustainability goals, manage water risk and successfully navigate the challenges of an increasingly water-scarce world,” Sharma added.
Following the planned discussions taking place this week in New Delhi, the Forum will communicate their joint recommendations to the American and Indian governments.