U.S.-India Business Council
|Headquarters||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Nisha Desai Biswal (Chairman)|
The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) was formed in 1975 as a business advocacy organization to enlighten and encourage the private sectors of both India and United States to enhance investment flows. The organization serves as a direct link between business and Government leaders, resulting in increased trade and investment to strengthen ties between the two nations.
USIBC currently has twelve Executive Committees, covering every major business sector, namely:
- Aerospace & Defense
- Digital Economy/IT
- Energy, Environment & Enterprise
- Financial Services
- Food & Agriculture
- Legal/Professional Services
- Media & Entertainment
- Life Sciences
- Real Estate
- Retail Trade
USIBC partners with the major trade associations in India, including The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), The American Chamber of Commerce in India (AmCham India), National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), and The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC).
On November 28, 2017, U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) announced a collaborative initiative titled “Women for Women Innovators, Social Leaders & Entrepreneurs (WISE)”. This announcement was made during USIBC’s road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) event, “Creating the Foundations of Innovation” in Hyderabad. Objective of ‘WISE’ initiative is to offer leadership, mentoring, and development opportunities for women entrepreneurs and innovators.
’WISE’ will encourage a policy environment that is conducive to increasing the number of women innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who can contribute to growth of Indian economy.
This initiative will be led by women leaders and entrepreneurs including Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, Nivruti Rai, Country Head of Intel India and Vice President of Data Center Group and Vanitha Narayanan, Chairman of Intel India.