Nisha Desai Biswal becomes president of USIndia Business Council
Former assistant secretary of state Nisha Desai Biswal was on Tuesday named the new president of the US-India Business Council (USIBC).
Biswal previously served as the assistant secretary for South and Central Asian affairs during 2013-2017. Her tenure saw a marked increase in ties between New Delhi and Washington, and the launch of the US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.
“As one of the most significant and fastest growing markets, India is an important economic partner for the United States," Biswal said in a statement after her appointment by the US Chamber of Commerce.
“Likewise, Indian companies are investing in ever greater numbers here in the US. I am proud to be part of an organisation which will play such a critical role shaping US-India relations, and I am thrilled at the chance to help our companies deliver a brighter, more prosperous future for the citizens of the US and India,” she said.
She will join the USIBC on October 23. “We are thrilled to welcome Biswal to the US-India Business Council and to the US Chamber team,” US Chamber executive vice-president Myron Brilliant was quoted by a release as saying.