Meeting with JP Morgan Chase
CM to JP Morgan Chase: “ FinTech will be the right place for you. Leverage your networking and bring finances for the development of Amaravati.”
In Davos today the Chief Minister held his first meeting with Mr. Max Neukirchen, Head of Strategy, JP Morgan Chase.
The Chief Minister indicated that FinTech would be the right place that they can come up in, and also asked them to leverage their international networking to bring in finances for the development of Amaravati.
Later, the Chief Minister added that “Andhra Pradesh has a number of resources and opportunities that they should explore.” He also explained that in Andhra Pradesh water levels, streetlights, welfare and other programmes are monitored online through the Chief Minister’s core dashboard.
Meeting with McKinsey :
McKinsey’s Global Director assures to facilitate Chinese investments to AP. Promises to facilitate networking with 20 important companies.
The second meeting was held with McKinsey’s Global Institute Director Mr. Jonathan Woetzel.
Mr. Jonathan said that the future is for India and China, and that 25% of world GDP and technology will be from these two countries.
Mr. Jonathan assured that he will facilitate Chinese investments in Andhra Pradesh.
“ In the next three months, I will facilitate networking with 20 most important companies/investors from china,” said Mr. Jonathan.
The Chief Minister said that the McKinsey’s best talent should form a group to help mobilize finances and investments in the activities of Andhra Pradesh and Amaravati.
Breakfast meeting with Union Minister:
Later, the Chief Minister held a breakfast meeting with Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Mr. Nitin Gadkari. Mr. Gadkari made a special request for Andhra breakfast when he met the Chief Minister last night.
Meeting with Mr. Jan Suzuki
Later the Chief Minister held a meeting with Mr. Jan Suzuki, President and Chief Executive Officer, Teijin Ltd, Japan. Their company is into carbon and aluminium fibres.
The representative mentioned that their fibres are used in optical fiber cable supporting sheets. India is a large importer of their products.
Half of their business is fiber manufacture and other half is into healthcare/Pharmaceuticals. Their company has operations in Korea, Spain and Japan.
Mr. Jan told the Chief Minster that they are exploring the possibilities of coming to India.
Meeting with Mr. Yasuyo Yamazaki
Kumi Umi Assest Management Company is interested in developing Tirupati, expanding eastwards.
The Chief Minister later met Mr. Yasuyo Yamazaki from Kumi Umi Asset Management Co.Ltd.
Their company is into funding, technology and project management.
Mr. Yasuyo informed the Chief Minister that they are interested in exploring opportunities in development of Tirupati, expanding it eastwards.
Their company has worked in Varanasi and has experience in the development of Temple towns.
They also envisaged interest to collaborate in sectors such as housing, employment and agriculture.
He mentioned that they can bring in a consortium of Japanese companies and their investment would be around 15-20 billion US dollars.
The Chief Minister asked them to come with a clear road map.
Meeting with General Atlantic
Company interested in funding Startups
Mr. Sandeep Naik MD, General Atlantic, in a meeting with the Chief Minister, said that they interested in the first generation entrepreneurs and want to explore possibilities for funding startups.
General Atlantic, manages 30 billion dollar fund, and they have investments upto five billion dollars in India. Their core sectors include IT and healthcare.
Meeting with T Chambers, Chairman CISCO
Mr. John T chambers, Chairman CISCO congratulated the Chief Minister for taking keen interest in digitizing the state.
He said, “ I'm coming from a session attended by World Bank and IMF executives and during the session digital initiatives of Andhra Pradesh was talked about. I congratulate you for this.”
Later, the Chief Minister explained the growth rates in various sectors in Andhra Pradesh and also briefed him about the core dashboard.
Chief Minister has asked Mr. John T Chambers to involve Cisco in the establishment of the digital university, to which he replied saying that he would constitute a group which would interact with Government of Andhra Pradesh and work in the areas of digital skills, block chain, IoT , cyber security.