NILEEMA PARGAONKER

Financial Services, Real Estate and Tax

Nileema Pargaonker leads the U.S.-India Business Council’s Financial Services Committee. In this capacity, she works with both financial service providers and policy makers to build a dynamic financial services sector in India.

Pargaonker previously served at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly NASD) (FINRA), where she spent more than 16 years as a regulator in a number of divisions, including Corporate Finance and Enforcement. For ten of those years, she was a Director in FINRA’s International Department, where she led relationships with foreign regulators in Europe and Asia. In this role, she delivered technical assistance to emerging markets on regulatory rule reform, oversight programs, and policy development.

Nileema earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, a Master’s in South Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a JD/MA (International Law) from American University — Washington College of Law.