See photos of tech’s elite all dressed up at the White House

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  • Some of the tech and business industries’ top CEOs attended a White House dinner Thursday.
  • CEOs from Apple, Google, and OpenAI attended the dinner for the Prime Minister of India’s visit to Washington.
  • Take a look at the CEOs and industry giants who made the guest list and dressed up in their finest. 

CEOs of Apple, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI traded in business casual — and possibly set aside their bets on a potential CEO face-off — for their finest tuxedos to dine at the White House last night.

The White House invited leaders from across the tech and business industries for a dinner held for Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington. The visit has been a crucial one for Biden, as the White House looks to build closer ties with India. The meeting was held amid growing hostilities with China over its increased aggression toward Taiwan and its economic decoupling with the US. 

Notably, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and former CEO of Twitter were absent from the dinner event. The two may have been preoccupied this week with conversations about engaging in a possible cage fight — after all, UFC president Dana White said he had talked on the phone on Thursday with both men for 1.5 hours.

Other business powerhouses made the invite list, as well. James Murdoch, one of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s sons, was in attendance. As were financial leaders Jane Fraser, CEO of Citigroup; Adena Friedman, president of Nasdaq; Deven Parekh, venture capitalist and managing director of Insight Partners; and Hemant Taneja, CEO and managing director of General Catalyst, according to a guest list the White House released.

Other notable industry figures included American designer Ralph Lauren; filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan; David Calhoun, CEO of Boeing; Larry Culp, CEO of General Electric; and Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart.

Here’s a look at the CEOs and industry giants who made the guest list and dressed up in their finest. 

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