Policy & Strategic Engagements

Sandip Samaddar is currently the Head of Policy & Strategic Engagements. 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 and works with the Government of India/State Governments and advises various ministries on impediments to investment and trade.

Prior to USIBC GPL, Sandip Samaddar was Director (Americas) and head of US/Canada, Latin America and Caribbean & Israel Division at apex industry body of India-FICCI where he had responsibility to leverage FICCI’s overall presence in North and Latin America. His other work experiences include being an entrepreneur and independent trade consultant and working as trade advisor with the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) with a specialized project- Indo-German Export Project (IGEP).

In his 20 years of experience in International Business and Trade consulting, he has been Lead Auditor for Quality & Social Accountability, and have worked in areas of Supply Chain Management, Strategic Trade Regulations, non-proliferation and industry compliance with the multilateral export control regimes.
He holds a masters degree from Delhi School of Economics with specialization in International Business and currently resides in Delhi.