USIBC forms India Advisory Council to enhance bilateral ties

The Economic Times
News story
19-Feb-2018

“Increasingly, the geopolitics of the region is being shaped by the economics. And so we have to think about engaging on the economic front in a more strategic way,” said Biswal

WASHINGTON: A top American business advocacy group has announced the formation of an India Advisory Council to enhance bilateral strategic and economic partnership.

India Advisory Council of the US India Business Council is a group of India-based leaders of American and Indian companies that “play an important role in helping create that strategic lens to the economic partnership,” USIBC president Nisha Desai Biswal told .

The 11 members of the USIBC’s Indian Advisory Council include Arun Kumar, chairman and CEO of KPMG India; Pramath Raj Sinha founder and managing director 9.9 media; Manoj Adlakha from American Express banking Corporation; Krish Iyer from Walmart India; Vanitha Narayan from IBM India, Prabal Chakraborty from Boston Scientific and Nishith Desai from Nishith Desai and Associates.

Udayant Malhotra from Dynamatic TechnologiesBSE -1.86 % Limited; Nivruti Rai who heads Intel India and Rekha Menon from Accenture are other members of the USIBCa s India Advisory Council.

“Increasingly, the geopolitics of the region is being shaped by the economics. And so we have to think about engaging on the economic front in a more strategic way,” said Biswal, who in her capacity as the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia was the Obama administration’s point person for the region

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