Policy and Strategy, Legal and Professional Services, City and State Engagement
Sandip Samaddar is Head of Policy & Strategic Engagements for the USIBC GLP India team. In this role, he assists companies in understanding government policies and cross sectoral issues impacting their business. He works on strategic engagements and thought leadership projects, as well as engaging with the Government of India and state-level governments to advise various ministries on impediments to trade and investment.
Prior to USIBC GPL, Samaddar was Director (Americas) and head of the US/Canada, Latin America and Caribbean & Israel Division at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), where he focused on leveraging FICCI’s overall presence in North and Latin America. He has previously worked as an independent trade consultant and entrepreneur, as well as a trade advisor with the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) Agency to complete a specialized project – the Indo-German Export Project (IGEP).
Over 20 years of experience in International Business and Trade consulting, Samaddar has been Lead Auditor for quality and social accountability, and has worked in areas including supply chain management, strategic trade regulations, non-proliferation and multilateral export control regimes. He holds a masters degree from the Delhi School of Economics with a specialization in international business. Samaddar currently resides in New Delhi.