U.S.-India Business Council Names Ambika Sharma Managing Director of India Operations
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) today announced that Ambika Sharma will join the USIBC as Managing Director of India Operations. She will be responsible for overseeing and guiding USIBC’s growth strategy in India through its offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, as well as leading the charge on policy advocacy issues for USIBC’s diverse membership with a variety of stakeholders. Sharma will join USIBC on June 15.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ambika to USIBC,” said Nisha Biswal, president of the U.S.-India Business Council. “She is a global leader with deep experience using strategic partnerships to drive economic ties between India and the world. Ambika’s leadership comes at a key time, as American investors are bullish on India and the U.S.-India growth story. She is an excellent addition to our already strong team.”
Sharma brings over three decades of experience in catalyzing business engagement and public policy advocacy. Most recently, Sharma served as Director General for International at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). She was responsible for developing international strategy, diversifying FICCI’s global profile, and leading the industry association’s global strategy. As Director General of FICCI, Sharma is the highest ranked female executive of an Indian industry body.
“I am honored and delighted to join the U.S.-India Business Council at a time of immense opportunity in U.S.-India commercial and strategic ties,” said Sharma. “India’s strong institutional reforms to improve its business climate, coupled with the country’s significance within the Indo-Pacific region and on the world stage, is encouraging global investors to deepen their ties in the market. I look forward to working with our members to expand U.S.-India trade and investment, and to grow jobs and opportunities in both countries.”
Formed in 1975 at the request of the U.S. and Indian governments, the U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization, comprised of 350 top-tier U.S. and Indian companies advancing U.S.-India commercial ties. USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, based in Washington, D.C., with a global presence in New York, San Francisco, New Delhi, and Mumbai.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 80 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.
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