The U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization representing America's top companies investing in India, joined by global Indian companies, with an aim to deepen trade and strengthen commercial ties.
USIBC was formed in 1975 at the request of the government of the United States and India to involve the private sectors of both countries to enhance investment flows between the United States and India. Our primary mission is to serve as a direct link between business and government leaders, resulting in increased trade and investment.
The U.S.-India Business Council 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 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 U.S. and India.
USIBC organizes major policy and business development conferences in the U.S. and India. USIBC facilitates for its members key meetings with Indian Industry and Government of India officials to provide business leaders with direct access to top Indian decision-makers.
The USIBC offers a daily information service that includes sector-specific updates, and provides a monthly newsletter and calendar of events to keep members apprised of important activities.
The current Chairman of USIBC is Ajay Banga, President & CEO of MasterCard Worldwide. USIBC's Chairman is supported by a prestigious Board of Directors, whose combined experience investing in India is significant.
Day-to-day operations at USIBC are conducted from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. To serve its members effectively, USIBC has established presence in New York through the Manhattan-India Investment Roundtable, as well as a West Coast presence in California and in New Delhi.