The Global Task Force on Pandemic Response Launched by Leading Companies and Business Associations.
The Global Task Force on Pandemic Response provides a unified platform for businesses to mobilize and deliver resources to assist COVID-19 efforts in areas of the highest need around the world. With leadership from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and support from Business Roundtable, it was launched in May 2021 to support COVID-19 response amid rising case counts in India and around the globe.
The Global Task Force is led by a steering committee comprised of C-Suite executives from leading U.S. companies, business organizations and non-profits:
- Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture
- Sundar Pichai, CEO, Alphabet Inc.
- Shantanu Narayen, CEO, Adobe Systems
- Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services
- Gail McGovern, President and CEO, American Red Cross
- Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
- Brian Moynihan, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Bank of America
- Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Joshua Bolten, President and CEO, Business Roundtable
- Punit Renjen, CEO, Deloitte
- Mike Parra, CEO Americas, DHL Express
- Jim Fitterling, Chairman and CEO, Dow
- Raj Subramaniam, President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director, FedEx
- Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO, IBM
- Alex Gorsky, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Johnson & Johnson
- Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard
- Geoff Martha, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic
- Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
- Ramon Laguarta, Chairman of the Board and CEO, PepsiCo
- Suzanne Clark, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Scott Kirby, CEO, United Airlines
- Carol Tomé, CEO, UPS
- Sanjay Poonen, COO, VMware
- Judith McKenna, President and CEO, Walmart International
The Global Task Force works in close collaboration with U.S. and Indian government officials to share information and coordinate efforts. This includes regular business briefings with the Modi and Biden Administrations, U.S. Congress, U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
While the Global Task Force is focusing initial efforts on the pressing need in India, additional working groups will be formed to address COVID-19 surges in other countries as needed. To support additional country-specific efforts, the Global Task Force will partner with additional business groups. Through its Steering Committee, the Global Task Force will work to concentrate efforts where corporate support will be most beneficial – and will launch specific working groups as the dynamics of the virus evolve around the world.