The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) is the premier business advocacy organization representing more than 300 of the largest global companies investing in India.
At the behest of the Governments of India and the United States, USIBC was formed in 1975 to enlighten and encourage the private sectors of both countries to enhance investment flows. The Council’s primary mission is to serve as a direct link between business and Government leaders, resulting in increased trade and investment to strengthen ties between the two nations.
Ajay Banga, President & CEO of MasterCard, serves as the current Chairman of USIBC. The Chairman is supported by USIBC’s prestigious Board of Directors, representing decades of experience investing in India and Indian companies.
The Council is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with regional offices in New York, California and New Delhi.
USIBC is the principal interlocutor for industry operating in the U.S. and Indian marketplace, playing a critical role supporting U.S. Government initiatives that include the U.S.-India Economic Dialogue (CEO Forum), the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group, U.S.-India Energy Dialogue, the Defense Procurement & Production Group, and the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum.
USIBC formulates an annual work plan that targets specific issues important to its member-companies, compiled from input derived from the 12 Executive Committees and Working Groups that meet regularly to assess progress on-the-ground and to devise strategies and prepare representations to advance sector-specific reforms in India. In addition, USIBC's Executive Committees organize industry missions to India to present to counterparts and the Government of India a united front to forge policy reform advances.
USIBC organizes major policy and business development conferences in the United States and India. USIBC facilitates key meetings with Indian industry and officials from the Governments of the United States and India to provide business leaders with direct access to top Indian decision-makers.
USIBC is partnered with the premier industry & trade associations in India, including the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AmCham India), National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC). These relationships provide USIBC-member companies with invaluable expertise and contacts throughout the United States and India.