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Kenneth I. Juster, Former Ambassador of United States to India joins USIBC as an Advisor to the Global Board

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2021: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) today announced addition of Kenneth I. Juster, Former Ambassador of United States to India as an Advisor to its Global Board.

The Council also announced addition of Kamal Ahluwalia, President, Eightfold AI; Guru Bandekar, Chief Procurement Officer, Global Strategic Sourcing Stanley Black & Decker, Inc; and Raghu Raghuram, Chief Executive Officer, VMware to its Global Board of Directors; further solidifying Council’s leadership in key sectors.

USIBC President Nisha Biswal noted, “We are thrilled to welcome Ambassador Juster as an Advisor to our Global Board — a true proponent of the U.S.-India partnership, who has left an undeniable mark on bilateral relations. Joining him are three exceptional leaders with vast global business and leadership experience across multiple industries and U.S.-India corridor. As the two countries continue to focus on rebuilding economies, we are fortunate to have this set of visionaries guiding us.”

“The breadth of the U.S.-India relationship has continued to expand over the past few years – beyond collaboration in key sectors to a shared vision for the Indo-Pacific region. The two countries have a robust partnership, to which the USIBC has made significant contributions. I look forward to being an Advisor to the Global Board to help further strengthen bilateral economic and commercial ties.” said Kenneth I. Juster, Former Ambassador of United States to India.

Kamal Ahluwalia, President, Eightfold AI added, “It is an honor to be a part of the USIBC and to share with them our mission of providing the right career for everyone in the world. Working with the esteemed leaders and organizations in league with the USIBC will make an immediate impact on how advanced technology is used in our daily lives and lifelong careers.”

At Stanley Black & Decker, we live by our purpose, ‘For Those Who Make the World,’” said Guru Bandekar, Chief Procurement Officer at Stanley Black & Decker. “We continue to invest in our make where we sell and buy where we make strategy to support those who make, shape, build and protect our world. I’m proud to be on the U.S. India Business Council as we work together to advance the Council’s advocacy agenda and support India’s vision of ‘Make in India’ growth strategy.”

“As someone with close personal ties to both India and the U.S., I welcome the opportunity to participate in enhancing the already strong and fruitful relationship between the two countries. I believe that deepening our business ties will continue to be profoundly beneficial, and I am delighted to play a role in that process.” noted Raghu Raghuram, Chief Executive Officer, VMware

Effective immediately, the leaders will join the Council’s Global Board, which provides guidance on the Council’s overall advocacy approach and engagements.


The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) represents top global companies operating across the United States, India, and the Indo-Pacific.  Amid dynamic growth within the U.S.-India commercial partnership, we serve as the premier voice of industry and create connections between businesses and governments across both countries.  Through our flagship Washington, D.C. and New Delhi offices and presences across both countries, we work with members to identify and advance key policy priorities.  Recognizing that U.S.-India trade is increasingly driven by new business hubs, USIBC is also focused on strengthening connections between cities and states.

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