USIBC welcomes Kevin Lobo to the Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2021: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) today announced the addition of Kevin Lobo, Chair & CEO, Stryker to its Global Board of Directors; further solidifying Council’s leadership in healthcare sector. As U.S. and India focus on rebuilding economies, healthcare collaboration is set to take the centerstage, making Mr. Lobo’s appointment to the Board all the more significant.
“We are excited to welcome Kevin to our Board of Directors. His extensive global business and leadership experience across multiple industries, especially healthcare, makes him a great addition to our Board which includes some of the biggest names from U.S.-India corridor.” said USIBC President Nisha Biswal.
Effective immediately, Mr. Lobo will join the Council’s Global Board, which provides guidance on the Council’s overall advocacy approach and engagements.
“U.S.-India Business Council has played a crucial role in expanding the horizons of the U.S.-India partnership, which has transformed into a global strategic partnership. I am deeply honored to serve on USIBC’s Global Board as it charts a path forward in a post-pandemic era and continues to advocate for stronger U.S.-India partnership.” said Kevin Lobo, Chair & CEO of Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
Mr. Lobo also serves as Stryker’s Chair of the Board, recently completed a two-year term as Chairman of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) Board of Directors and serves on the board of directors for Parker Hannifin Corporation. He joined Stryker in 2011 and was named CEO in October 2012.
Mr. Lobo has a broad business career that includes executive positions in general management and finance. After holding finance positions with KPMG, Unilever and Kraft Canada he spent eight years with Rhone-Poulenc, including roles based in Europe as Worldwide Corporate Controller of the chemical spin-out, Rhodia, and General Manager of Specialty Phosphates EMEA. He then spent eight years at Johnson & Johnson, including CFO of McNeil Consumer Healthcare and Ortho Women’s Health & Urology, President of J&J Medical Products Canada and President of Ethicon Endo Surgery.
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.
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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