Veteran US diplomat Atul Keshap to lead USIBC

Veteran American diplomat Atul Keshap, who till recently served as the country's charge ’de affairs in New Delhi, would now lead the US-India Business Council as its president, its parent body US Chambers of Commerce announced on Tuesday.

'We’re ecstatic to have Ambassador Keshap as USIBC's next President. His deep expertise, and deep global network will empower the organisation to even greater heights and serve our members well,' Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of the international division of the US Chamber of Commerce, announced.

In US foreign service for 28 years, Keshap held a number of senior government positions. He replaces Nisha Desai Biswal, who the chambers said will remain deeply involved with the organisation as the US Chamber of Commerce’s Senior Vice President of International Strategy and Global Initiatives and South Asia.

'Ambassador Keshap brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of India and the Indo-Pacific to his new role. Across multiple US administrations, he has been instrumental in expanding US-India strategic and economic cooperation and growing commercial ties across multiple sectors, Biswal said.