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Corporate Leaders & the Former U.S. Ambassador to India Join USISPF Board

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The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), a Washington D.C. headquartered not-for-profit focused on deepening business relations between the U.S. and India, today announced the addition of 17 new board members.

Joining the Board of Directors are global industry leaders Shantanu Narayen (CEO, Adobe Systems), Arne Sorenson (President & CEO, Marriott International), Chip Kaye (Co-CEO, Warburg Pincus), Marc Allen (President, Boeing International), Rajesh Subramaniam (Executive Vice-President, FedEx Corporation), Anand Mahindra (Chairman, Mahindra Group), John Rood (Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin), Amit Midha (President – Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell EMC), Ambassador Tim Roemer (Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide), Sanjay Nayar (CEO, KKR India), Vijay Advani (CEO, TIAA/Nuveen), Anurag Bhargava (Managing Director & Chairman, IREO Management), Sanjay Bhatnagar (President & CEO, Waterhealth International), Nelson Cunningham (President, McLarty Associates), John Luke (Chairman, WestRock) and Robert Nelson (Partner, Shearman & Sterling).

The 17 news board members join an existing Board of Directors that include Chairman John Chambers (Executive Chairman, Cisco), Vice-Chairs Punit Renjen (CEO, Deloitte Global) and Edward Monser (President, Emerson Electric), and Board Members Indra Nooyi (Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo), Ajay Banga (President & CEO, MasterCard), Ambassador Susan Esserman (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson), Secretary William Cohen (Chairman & CEO, The Cohen Group), Purna Saggurti (Chairman of Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch), and Ambassador Frank Wisner (International Affairs Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs).

Welcoming the announcement, John Chambers, Chairman, USISPF and Executive Chairman of Cisco said, “It is an exciting time for the future of the U.S.-India relationship. The new additions to the USISPF Board, which include global industry leaders across various industries, will help further solidify the organization’s vision of creating and strengthening partnerships between the two countries. Promoting bilateral trade is an important part of our work, but the USISPF mission reaches far beyond this. It is about business and government coming together in new ways to create meaningful opportunities that have the power to change the lives of citizens.”

“There are many exciting opportunities to collaborate that will positively impact the advancement of U.S.-India relations. This is a tremendous moment, and I am honored to be a part of USISPF’s journey and vision,” said Chip Kaye, Co-CEO of Warburg Pincus.

“The USISPF plays a critical role in fostering the dynamic relationship between the US and India,” said Punit Renjen, Vice-Chairman, USISPF, and Deloitte Global CEO. “The industry leaders that have recently joined the board share in the vision that USISPF has for strengthening the relationship between two great nations and the tremendous opportunities that exist for both countries.”

“We are pleased to welcome these industry leaders to our board,” said, Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).  “We have appointed a powerful team of corporate leaders who will strive towards fostering strategic partnership opportunities between the U.S. and India. All of our board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise to the table. Each board member’s experience in their respective fields will bolster US- India trade relations.”

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