USIBC awards for Mukesh, McNerney

Mumbai, June 24:

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) head Mukesh Ambani and Boeing chief James W McNerney will receive the US-India Business Council (USIBC) leadership award for ‘Global Vision’ 2007 in Washington on Wednesday.

US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice will also be honoured with the USIBC distinguished service award. The awards will be given at the two-day USIBC 32nd anniversary summit at the US Chambers of Commerce, a statement from Washington stated today.

US commerce secretary Carlos Guteirrez will deliver the inaugural speech at the summit that US trade representative Susan Schwab and Indian commerce minister Kamal Nath will also attend the meeting.

Meanwhile, sources here said Ambani would meet th-ree top US officials, including Rice, at the event and was likely to hold discussions on a range of issues like outsourcing and energy security.