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BRIEFINGS: DAS DAVID RANZ AND AUSTR CHRIS WILSON
Wednesday, July 17, 20191:30 pm - 4:00 pm Washington DC
The U.S.-India Business Council will host back-to-back briefings on July 17 with Deputy Assistant Secretary and incoming CG Mumbai David Ranz and Assistant USTR Chris Wilson.
DAS David Ranz | 1:30 – 2:30pm
DAS David Ranz will provide a brief on the State Department’s approach to India post-Pompeo trip, the Department’s initiatives on energy and cyber, and the USG Indo-Pacific hub planned for India.
This is also an opportunity for members to engage with DAS Ranz as the incoming CG for Mumbai, one of India’s most dynamic cities, and discuss key priorities and issues impacting U.S. business.
A career diplomat since 1992 focused on the Arab and Muslim world, DAS Ranz is currently Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives) in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. He was formerly Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Pakistan, and prior to that, Director of the Office of Pakistan Affairs. Read more.
For more information, contact Jasjit Singh.
AUSTR Chris Wilson | 3:00 – 4:00pm
AUSTR Christopher Wilson will provide a de-brief on the USTR’s recent trip to India and USTR’s approach to the U.S.-India commercial relationship post the G20 meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Modi
AUSTR Wilson serves as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Central Asia. In this position, which he has held since March 2019, Mr. Wilson oversees the development and implementation of U.S. trade policy with regard to 15 countries in the region. His responsibilities include management of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF) and its working groups, as well as coordination of activity under Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs) with regional partners. Read more.
For more information, contact Sandeep Maini.