Indian-American Diplomat Atul Keshap Takes Charge of USIBC as the New President



Indian-American Diplomat Atul Keshap Takes Charge of USIBC as the New President

Atul has served in critical senior US government positions in the past couple of years and is a twenty-eight-year veteran of the Department of State.

FREMONT, CA: The US Chamber of Commerce recently announced the appointment of US-Indian diplomat Atul Keshap as President of the US. India Business Council, effective from January 5th 2022. He has recently served in New Delhi as the US Chargé d’Affaires to India and led the US Embassy team in the country.

Atul has served in critical senior US government positions in the past couple of years and is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Department of State. Keshap will succeed Nisha Biswal, a former US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia. Nisha will stay active in the institution as the US Chamber of Commerce’s senior VP of international strategy and global initiatives and South Asia.

Considering how essential is the US-India Business Council in driving commercial cooperation between the two countries, Atul Keshap’s expertise and deep global network will enable USIBC to reach even greater heights and serve the members. In the press conference held by USBIC, Atul Keshap said that as the next president of USIBC, he is honoured and excited and will contribute to help shape and strengthen the collaboration between the two countries. Keshap also added that India and its citizen hold a special place in his heart and he believes that USIBC is the best place to serve the US-Indian diaspora.

Atul Keshap has previously held the position of US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, United States Envoy for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia in Washington, DC. He has also worked in different roles at the National Defense University, the White House National Security Council, and diplomatic roles in the capital city and abroad. USIBC portrays the world’s leading companies operating in the United States, India, and Indo-Pacific.