Mr. KV Kumar is the Managing Partner of KV Kumar & Associates.
Mr. Kumar has a proven record of over 40 years of diverse management, turnaround and strategic planning experience with a diverse group of small and large companies,government entities, and community based organizations. His latest turnaround companies include a healthcare company and a real estate development company, both located in Southern California. Mr. Kumar has vast experience in project Completion, Monitoring & Evaluation of multi-million dollar projects and special management studies while working with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
Mr. Appen Menon, Esq. is a corporate attorney and a partner at Condon & Forsyth LLP, a law firm based in New York. He has been practicing corporate and banking laws for over 28 years. He has been actively associated with organizations that promote trade and commerce between United States and India. Appen Menon was an advisory member of the US Trade Mission organized by the US Department of Commerce in 2007. Previously, he was a Director and General Counsel of US Indian American Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is associated with a number of for-profit and non-profit corporations. He advices various corporations and banks on legal matters.
Dr. Mukesh Aghi is the President and Chief Executive Officer of USISPF. Dr. Aghi has extensive experience working with business and government leaders in the U.S. and India to promote trade and strengthen ties between the two countries. He also currently serves as a trustee at Claremont Graduate University.
Previously, Dr. Aghi served as Chief Executive and Member of the Board at L&T Infotech where he expanded the business on a global level. During his time at Steria, Inc. (India), Dr. Aghi served as Chairman and CEO of the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Falcao is an accomplished executive with over twenty years of experience in the telecom industry. Glenn is a prior venture partner with Bessemer Venture Partners, bringing top-tier private equity experience to the Venturepreneur team. As a Venture Partner of Venturepreneur Partners, Glenn focuses on creating and identifying investments in the communications sector.
He was most recently the Executive Vice President at Corvis Corporation, where he was a member of the executive team that took the company public raising over one billion dollars and achieving a market capitalization of over thirty billion dollars. Corvis’ IPO was one of the most successful in the telecom sector in 2000.
Mr. Shah has over twenty years of experience in accounting standards, income tax laws, IRS audits, and overall accounting and financial management. He manages three offices in Washington DC metropolitan area, providing accounting services, financial planning and business planning to physicians, dentists, IT professionals and hospitality industry. In addition, his office provides services to small businesses from setup, incorporation to compiling write-ups, reviews, payroll management and accounting.
Keth Ditthavong, Esq. Director, Executive Board & General Counsel
Mr. Keth Ditthavong concentrates his practice in patent preparation and prosecution as well as patent counseling. He has drafted hundreds of patent applications for domestic and foreign companies. Mr. Ditthavong has spoken on numerous panels on patent law and practice. He was formerly with the firms of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., and McDermott, Will & Emery.
Mr. Ditthavong worked as a Senior Systems Engineer in the area of voice and data communications with the Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon), and as a Senior Member of Technical Staff with the MITRE Corporation.
Anil K. Agarwal Director, Executive Board & Chairman, IAICC India
Mr. Agarwal has been the President of ASSOCHAM - The National Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India. He has been Chairman of International Affairs Committee of ASSOCHAM for many years and also a Member of Special Executive Committee meeting.
Mr. Agarwal has, in the past, also served as the Chairman of Joint Business Councils of FICCI for : India – South Korea, India – Russia, India – Philippines, India – UAE, India – Oman, India – Iraq, India – Iran, India – Jordan etc.
Kenneth W. Cutshaw, Esq. Director, Executive Board & Co-Chairman, IAICC-PAC
Mr. Kenneth Cutshaw is an accomplished globalist assuming career leadership assignments in business, law, hospitality, academia and government. Cutshaw has functioned in leadership positions from the C-suite to the Boardroom to Operations to unit level Management. Cutshaw has served as CEO/ President of companies in several industries including global legal markets and restaurant groups. He serves on the Board of a global technology group doing business in 50 countries. He was a partner of a law firm for more than a decade where his practice focused on international transactions. He taught business and law courses at four universities over two decades.
Sudhir M. Parikh, M.D., is one of the most honored Indian Americans. Topping the honors is the 2010 Padma Shri conferred by the President of India, Prathibha Patil. With this award, Dr. Parikh has become the only Indian American to receive all three of the most prestigious awards – The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the PravasiBharatiyaSamman and the Padma Shri. In March 2012, recognizing his philanthropic contributions, Dr. Parikh has been nominated as Knight of the Ecumenical Hospitaller Order of St. John Knights of Malta. He is the recipent of the 2006 PravasiBharatiyaSamman, bestowed on non-resident Indians by the Indian government. The U.S. Congress recognized this honor with a mention in the Congressional Record. He’s also a recipient of the 2005 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the highest civilian honor for U.S. immigrants, for a lifetime of community service. In 2002, he received the National Excellence Award from former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao at the annual meeting of the Indian American Friendship Council (IAFC) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Parikh was appointed member of the National Leadership Advisory Committee of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans in 1999 by the Chairman of the India Caucus, U.S Congressman Gary Ackerman (D) of New York. He was a Member of American Media Delegation that accompaniedPresident Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on their visit to India in November 2010.
Mr. Shirish Pareek is Visionary Entrepreneur with a passion for Advancing Manufacturing in the United States. Shirish is the founder, and Managing Director of AMG Partners, a permanent capital fund he founded to make growth and buyout investments in advance manufacturing and accelerate the growth of U.S. Advanced Manufacturing companies globally.
Former Chairman, ICE Futures (U.S.)
and New York Board of Trade
Principal, HonorVerus Research, LLC.
Risk Manager, Royal Coffee New York, Inc.
Mr. Frederick W. Schoenhut is a principal at HonorVerus Research, LLC a
Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). He is also the Risk Manager for Royal Coffee
New York, Inc. Fred with his brother James founded Royal, a specialty coffee
importer, in 1995. In September 1980, Mr. Schoenhut formed Copia Trading Co.,
Ltd., a coffee futures execution firm on the Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange
(CSCE) trading floor.
Gaurav Verma is the Chief Operating Officer of USISPF. He supervises day-to-day operations, oversees the revenue, and coordinates the strategic management of the Forum’s various programs and initiatives. He provides leadership and direct management oversight to the Forum’s team and engages senior leaders across member companies, government stakeholders, and the Forum’s Board of Directors.
A successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, Dr. Nandini Tandon,is recipient of Womenof Excellence Award in USA, 2017, Pravasi BharatiyaSamman Award, honor conferred on overseas Indians, for her work in Healthcare and IT in India in 2015 and Uttar Pradesh Ratna award in India in 2016.Nandini is presently engaged in investing in and creating innovative and transformational entrepreneurial ventures, located in Silicon Valley, California, focusing on win-win model between USA and India.