Jim Goodnight, chief executive officer of SAS, will be the co-chair of the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum in November.

The announcement was made at SAS’ Forum International in Lisbon, Portugal. The event drew some 2,000 people.

Goodnight was co-chair of the summit in 2004 as well.

“India has become a key player in the global economy, and the summit is an important opportunity to discuss current issues facing the country and to plan for the future,” Goodnight said in a statement. “I’m pleased to be able to help shape the summit’s program and to share ideas with so many others who have serious interest in India’s further economic growth and success.”

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