The U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening the economic and commercial relationship between the United States and India. Established in 1975 at the request of both the United States and Indian governments, the Council is the largest bilateral advocacy group in the U.S.-India investment space.
The Council’s primary mission is to serve as the direct link between business and government leaders, forge consensus, and play a proactive role by being the voice of industry on both sides, thereby enabling growth in trade and investment between India and the United States.
The Council comprises executive committees covering every major business sector—Aerospace and Defense, Digital Economy, Energy and Environment, Financial Services, Food and Agriculture, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Legal and Professional Services, Media and Entertainment, and Life Sciences. The U.S.-India Business Council develops its advocacy positions in collaboration with these committees, which are chaired by senior executives of member companies. These committees devise strategies and prepare recommendations to advance sector-specific reforms for the benefit of member companies.
Creating Access to Global Leaders
To foster the growth of bilateral trade between the two countries, the U.S.-India Business Council provides its member companies access to unparalleled leadership in both the public and private sectors. Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard, serves as Chairman of the Council. The Chairman is supported by a prestigious board, who has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership required to steer businesses across complex markets. Dr. Mukesh Aghi is the President of the U.S.-India Business Council. Dr. Aghi carries extensive experience in diverse industries and geographies, having led various international business groups such as L&T Infotech and IBM India Corporation.
The Council aims to create an inclusive bilateral trade environment between India and the United States by serving as the voice of industry, linking governments to businesses, and supporting long-term commercial partnerships that will nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship, create jobs, and successfully contribute to the global economy.
The Council’s mission is to promote bilateral trade relations between India and the United States through pro-growth policies that will advance commercial partnerships from $100 billion to $500 billion by the end of the decade.
- Deliver exclusive and timely business intelligence to U.S.-India Business Council members.
- Promote bilateral trade dialogue by being the voice of the private sector in India and the United States and create substantive interactions between members and influential policymakers in both countries.
- Advocate members’ interests in India and the United States and advance members’ priorities through U.S.-India Business Council Executive Committee meetings, multilateral consultations, and collaborative programs with public and private sector stakeholders.