Nisha Biswal, president of the U.S.-India Business Council, in a letter sent to its members and colleagues on the occasion of India’s 69th Republic Day, and obtained by India-West, announced the council's new board of directors.
"I am certain that these impressive leaders from across the business community will help to usher in a new level of growth in U.S.-India ties and economic benefits to both countries," the Indian American executive wrote.
Among the new members of the board are Akin Gump partner Prakash H. Mehta; Amway's president for Europe, Africa and India Samir Behl; BioCon chair and managing director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw; Federal Express Corp. executive vice president Rajesh Subramaniam; Harman International president and chief executive Dinesh Paliwal; Infinite Computer Solutions chair Sanjay Govil; IDFC Bank founder Rajiv Lall, and Western Digital Corporation's executive vice president Siva Sivaram.
The board also includes other executives throughout the country, including U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive Thomas J. Donohue; Abbott chair and CEO Miles White; IBM vice president for government and regulatory affairs Christopher Padilla, and NASDAQ executive vice president and general counsel Edward Knight, among others.
"I look forward to working with each one of you to advance U.S.-India strategic and economic partnership in 2018," Biswal, former Assistant Secretary of State for South/Central Asia, said.