USIBC appoints Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairperson, Biocon as vice chair

Our Bureau, BengaluruFriday, January 15, 2021, 13:20 Hrs  [IST]

US Chamber of Commerce’s India Business Council (USIBC) announced the appointment of Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairperson, Biocon as the vice chairs for its 2021 global board of directors. She along with Milind Pant, CEO, Amway; and Edward Knight, vice chair, Nasdaq will join the board’s leadership team as vice chairs immediately. This according to USIBC strengthens its leadership team as the Council engages a new US administration and advocates for stronger US-India commercial ties in an increasingly complex world. Just as the US-India Business Council elevate as vice chairs these captains of industry and forward-thinking business leaders, their perspectives will be invaluable in the post-pandemic era and to deepen the US-India partnership, said Vijay Advani, USIBC board of directors chairman and executive chairman, Nuveen. As vice chairs, Pant, Mazumdar-Shaw and Knight will work with USIBC president Nisha Biswal and the Council’s policy directors to elevate priorities in critical sectors and lead meetings between industry and government. They will work to amplify the voice of industry on international trade and investment issues and emphasize the critical role that businesses can play in strengthening democratic institutions and combatting the global pandemic. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairperson, Biocon, said, “I am honoured to serve as a vice chair at the USIBC board of directors. USIBC has been committed to enhancing US-India bilateral trade and in my new role, I look forward to forging collaborative initiatives in pharma & healthcare in the area of research, innovation and skill development between our two nations. The pandemic has provided a unique opportunity for robust engagement between our two nations that can lead to knowledge sharing in digital healthcare, medical technologies and IP led drug and vaccine innovation to deliver healthcare solutions that can boost mutually beneficial bilateral trade.” The US-India Business Council represents top global companies operating across the United States, India, and the Indo-Pacific. It is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 80 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. It also works closely with 117 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.