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USIBC Adds Five Executives to its Global Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) rang in the new year with several high-powered additions to the Global Board of Directors.

Bharat Forge Deputy Managing Director Amit Kalyani; Citi India CEO Ashu Khullar; HCL President and CEO C. Vijayakumar; Procter & Gamble President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa Magesvaran Suranjan; and TransUnion President for International David Neenan join a prestigious list of CEOs and executives providing industry and strategic guidance to the Council. (See the full USIBC Global Board of Directors)

“I am enormously pleased to welcome our new Board members, said USIBC President Nisha Biswal. “Bringing on leaders of this caliber ensures that USIBC can deliver on an ambitious and wide-ranging advocacy agenda.” With 2020 set to be a dynamic year in the U.S.-India corridor, the newly added executives are ready to bring new perspectives on international trade, supply chain movement, data privacy, and other important issues that are facing our members. “I am honored to join the USIBC Board of Directors and very excited about the opportunities lying ahead to strengthen ties between India and the U.S.,” said P&G President Magesvaran Suranjan. “India is one of P&G’s top global markets and we are committed to be a force for good and a force for growth in the country.”

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Amit Kalyani is Deputy Managing Director and a member of the Management Board of Bharat Forge, the world’s largest forging company. In this capacity, he is involved in Bharat Forge’s strategic planning and global business development initiatives and contributes significantly across functions such as manufacturing, marketing, exports and technology up-gradation. Since joining the Pune-based multinational in 1999, Kalyani has served as Executive Director and Chief Technology officer. He previously held Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director roles at Kalyani Investment.

Ashu Khullar is CEO of Citi India and Cluster Head for South Asia, leading all of Citi’s businesses in India and providing oversight of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Over a multi-decade career with Citi, Khullar has served as Head of Citi’s Capital Markets Origination (CMO) business for Asia Pacific, Co-Head of Citi’s Corporate Banking business in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Head of Corporate Banking for Central Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEEMEA). He was previously Co-Head of EMEA Loans, Capital Markets Origination, with oversight of the Project and Infrastructure Finance business.

C. Vijayakumar serves as President & CEO of HCL Technologies, spearheading HCL initiatives touching digitalization, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. Vijayakumar has worked with HCL for nearly 25 years, first joining the company as a member of the team that designed and implemented India’s first automated trading network at the National Stock Exchange. More recently, he was President of HCL Infrastructure Services, and has held leadership positions in the company’s technology, business and operational leadership businesses.

Magesvaran Suranjan is President of P&G India and P&G Asia Pacific. Over twenty-five years with P&G, Suranjan has held various positions focused on general management, change management, finance & accounting, and systems integration. Before assuming his current role in 2015, Suranjan served as Vice President and General Manager for Asia Home, Power, Oral & Professional and North America Febreze, as well as Vice President and CFO for Global Home Products. He has also held leadership roles in corporate forecasting and analysis, finance and accounting, and business development.

David Neenan is President of International at TransUnion, a position he has held since joining the company in 2012. He previously held a variety of positions at HSBC, including Global Chief Operations Officer and Global Head of Sales and marketing for HSBC’s insurance division. He also served as President and CEO of HSBC Finance, Canada.

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The U.S.-India Business Council 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, as well as presences in Mumbai, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and New York, 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.

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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