Media baron Rupert Murdoch has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “best leader with best policies since (India’s) independence”.
Murdoch took to Twitter to express his views about the meeting.
PM Modi met top executives of major media and communication companies in New York.
During the meeting, CEOs of the top media houses appreciated Modi for “energetic and dynamic leadership” and expressed optimism about the future of India. The CEOs representing 40 per cent of the world's entertainment industry - were enthusiastic about the digital transformation that is taking place in India through the 'Digital India' initiative, said media reports.
The CEOs present included Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman News Corp and 21st Century Fox; James Murdoch, CEO, 21st Century Fox; Robert Thompson, CEO, News Corp; Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India; David Zaslav, president and CEO, Discovery Communications and Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment.
Others present at the round table were Michael Roth, CEO, Interpublic Group of Companies; Shane Smith, CEO, Vice Media; Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP; Jeff Bewkes, CEO, Time Warner; Nancy Dubuc, CEO, A&E Networks; Anthony Pratt, chairman, Visy Industries; William Duhamel, Route One Investment Company and Jeff Ubben, CEO, ValueAct Capital.