Mr. KV Kumar is the Chairman of KMF Investment Group, LLC.
KV Kumar is the epitome of volunteerism. He has served as a volunteer for over 147,000 hours or more than 16 years of volunteer work. He has served tirelessly and continue to serve the small businesses, entrepreneurs, mentorship, people with brain injury, women and youth advancement and service to the community organizations and individuals with need for help.
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.
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.
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.
Gurdeep Kaur Chawla, PhD. Director, Executive Board for Government Relations & Education
Chair, Government Relations & Education Committees
Dr. Gurdeep Kaur Chawla is a successful entrepreneur based in the heart of Silicon Valley, USA, with a track record of over 28 years, working in the field of public diplomacy and the corporate world, involved with articulating messages of the Heads of State in different languages. She has had the unique honor of working with 7 Prime Ministers of India, 3 Presidents of the US, and 2 Prime Ministers of Canada. She is widely traveled across the globe, working at international forums such as the UN, WHO, World Bank, G20 Summit, G-7 Summit, the Conference on Climate Change, the ASEAN, and the US-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.