USIBC has new India head to push trade bilateral ties

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NEW DELHI: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) has announced that Ambika Sharma will join the USIBC as Managing Director of India Operations.

She will be responsible for overseeing and guiding USIBC’s growth strategy in India through its offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, as well as leading the charge on policy advocacy issues for USIBC’s diverse membership with a variety of stakeholders. Sharma will join USIBC on June 15.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ambika to USIBC,” said Nisha Biswal, president of the U.S.-India Business Council. “She is a global leader with deep experience using strategic partnerships to indrive economic ties between India and the world. Ambika’s leadership comes at a key time, as American investors are bullish on India and the U.S.-India growth story. She is an excellent addition to our already strong team.”

Sharma brings over three decades of experience in catalyzing business engagement and public policy advocacy. Most recently, Sharma served as Director General for International at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). She was responsible for developing international strategy, diversifying FICCI’s global profile, and leading the industry association’s global strategy. As Director General of FICCI, Sharma is the highest ranked female executive of an Indian industry body.

Source: Economic Times