Chairman Emeritus & Member, Executive Board
KV Kumar

Mr. KV Kumar is the Chairman of KMF Investment Group, LLC., and Managing Partner at Star, McLaughlin, Kumar & Ackerman, LLC

He is the epitome of volunteerism and community service. For more than 50 years KV has been known and respected for his 150,000+ hours or more than 17 years of volunteer work. He continues to serve and mentor the small businesses, entrepreneurs, people with brain injury, youth and community organizations and individuals in need of help.

KV is the only Indian American to serve six U.S. Presidents from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump. He has also served four Governors, many Members of Congress-Senate and Mayors.

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Executive Chairman & CEO
Appen Menon, Esq.

Appen Menon is the Executive Chairman and CEO of IAICC. He is very enthusiastic about promoting business and trade relationship between the United States and India. He has been actively associated with organizations that promote trade and commerce between United States and India for the past fort years. Appen is one of the founding members and directors of IAICC and he has been associated with it for over thirty years, in different capacities as chairman (US Division), vice chairman, director, general counsel, management committee member etc. He was a member of U.S. Trade Mission organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2007. As Vice Chairman, he was one of the key persons to organize events of IAICC at the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration, etc.

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Executive Chairman & CEO
Appen Menon, Esq.

Appen Menon is the Executive Chairman and CEO of IAICC. He is very enthusiastic about promoting business and trade relationship between the United States and India. He has been actively associated with organizations that promote trade and commerce between United States and India for the past fort years. Appen is one of the founding members and directors of IAICC and he has been associated with it for over thirty years, in different capacities as chairman (US Division), vice chairman, director, general counsel, management committee member etc. He was a member of U.S. Trade Mission organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2007. As Vice Chairman, he was one of the key persons to organize events of IAICC at the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration, etc.

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Chairman, Treasurer, IAICC, USA
DR.Shankar Rachakonda

Shankar Rachakonda has over 30 years of experience in Management Consulting, Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Software Development and related areas. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Radiant Digital, a Washington DC Metro based provider of digital transformation delivery services. In his role he is responsible for setting the company’s strategy and growth agenda in key delivery areas of digital transformation to both commercial and federal customers. He also focuses on expanding the company’s operations in North America, India, and the Caribbean, both organically and through acquisitions.

Vice Chairman, IAICC, USA
Achyut K. Allady

Kumar Allady is an Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO. Smart-Infrastructure Group is comprised of RADISE International, a geotechnical engineering and materials testing services firm; Smart Structures, a sensor-based IoT (Internet of Things) firm; AFT, Applied Foundation Testing a deep foundation specialty testing firm. Smart- Infrastructure Group Employs 130+ people and has 7 locations in the state of Florida, 1 location in North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii and Hyderabad (INDIA).

Secretary, IAICC, USA
Glenn Falcao

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.

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Executive Chairman & CEO
Appen Menon, Esq.

Appen Menon is the Executive Chairman and CEO of IAICC. He is very enthusiastic about promoting business and trade relationship between the United States and India. He has been actively associated with organizations that promote trade and commerce between United States and India for the past fort years. Appen is one of the founding members and directors of IAICC and he has been associated with it for over thirty years, in different capacities as chairman (US Division), vice chairman, director, general counsel, management committee member etc. He was a member of U.S. Trade Mission organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2007. As Vice Chairman, he was one of the key persons to organize events of IAICC at the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration, etc.

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Chairman, Treasurer, IAICC, USA
DR.Shankar Rachakonda

Shankar Rachakonda has over 30 years of experience in Management Consulting, Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Software Development and related areas. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Radiant Digital, a Washington DC Metro based provider of digital transformation delivery services. In his role he is responsible for setting the company’s strategy and growth agenda in key delivery areas of digital transformation to both commercial and federal customers. He also focuses on expanding the company’s operations in North America, India, and the Caribbean, both organically and through acquisitions.

Vice Chairman of IAICC
Achyut K. Allady

Kumar Allady is an Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO. Smart-Infrastructure Group is comprised of RADISE International, a geotechnical engineering and materials testing services firm; Smart Structures, a sensor-based IoT (Internet of Things) firm; AFT, Applied Foundation Testing a deep foundation specialty testing firm. Smart- Infrastructure Group Employs 130+ people and has 7 locations in the state of Florida, 1 location in North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii and Hyderabad (INDIA).

Secretary IAICC (USA Division)
Glenn Falcao

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.

Vice Chairman, Executive Board, IAICC, USA
Narasimhulu Neelagaru M.D.

Narasimhulu Neelagaru, MD(known widely as “Dr.Neel”) is an eminent physician and successful Indian American banker, businessman and philanthropist. Known as a pillar of multiple Georgia communities, he is recognized for innovating finance and partnering with community members, especially for populations often disadvantaged by common lending institutions.

Dr. Neelagaru is the Founding Chairman and owner of one of the most successful banks in the country, Quantum National bank of Georgia. At the end of 2020, Quantum Bank boasts $640 million in assets and is ranked as the fourth most profitable bank among 4,619 U.S. banks in the $100 million to $3 billion asset category. Dr. Neelagaru and his family trust own 99.9%.

Director, Executive Board & Chairman, IAICC PAC, IAICC, USA
Sudhir Parikh, MD

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.

Director, Executive Board & Chairman, IAICC India, IAICC, USA
Anil K. Agarwal

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.

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Director, Executive Board & Chairman, IAICC International Division
Malav Ashwin Dani

A hands-on young entrepreneur with multi-sector experience, Malav Dani brings a distinct brand of creative and passionate entrepreneurial leadership to the Hitech Group, a diversified Indian conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai. A spirit of continuous learning and application led him to acquire a world-class education in management techniques in the United States, earning a B.S (Bachelor of Science) at Purdue University and an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Columbia University, his education was followed by a highly successful six-year stint at General Electric (GE).

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Chairman, Fund-raising Committee
DR.Shankar Rachakonda

Shankar Rachakonda has over 30 years of experience in Management Consulting, Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Software Development and related areas. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Radiant Digital, a Washington DC Metro based provider of digital transformation delivery services. In his role he is responsible for setting the company’s strategy and growth agenda in key delivery areas of digital transformation to both commercial and federal customers. He also focuses on expanding the company’s operations in North America, India, and the Caribbean, both organically and through acquisitions.

Vice Chairman
Glenn Falcao

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.

Member
Achyut Kumar Allady

Kumar Allady is an Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO. Smart-Infrastructure Group is comprised of RADISE International, a geotechnical engineering and materials testing services firm; Smart Structures, a sensor-based IoT (Internet of Things) firm; AFT, Applied Foundation Testing a deep foundation specialty testing firm. Smart- Infrastructure Group Employs 130+ people and has 7 locations in the state of Florida, 1 location in North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii and Hyderabad (INDIA).

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Chairman, Treasurer, IAICC, USA
DR.Shankar Rachakonda

Shankar Rachakonda has over 30 years of experience in Management Consulting, Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Software Development and related areas. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Radiant Digital, a Washington DC Metro based provider of digital transformation delivery services. In his role he is responsible for setting the company’s strategy and growth agenda in key delivery areas of digital transformation to both commercial and federal customers. He also focuses on expanding the company’s operations in North America, India, and the Caribbean, both organically and through acquisitions.

Vice Chairman, IAICC, USA
Achyut K. Allady

Kumar Allady is an Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO. Smart-Infrastructure Group is comprised of RADISE International, a geotechnical engineering and materials testing services firm; Smart Structures, a sensor-based IoT (Internet of Things) firm; AFT, Applied Foundation Testing a deep foundation specialty testing firm. Smart- Infrastructure Group Employs 130+ people and has 7 locations in the state of Florida, 1 location in North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii and Hyderabad (INDIA).

Secretary, IAICC, USA
Glenn Falcao

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.

Executive Board Member & India Chairman
Anil K. Agarwal

IAICC Chairman

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.

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Executive Board Member & Chairman, IAICC Western Regional Chapter
Malav Ashwin Dani

IAICC Western Regional Chapter

A hands-on young entrepreneur with multi-sector experience, Malav Dani brings a distinct brand of creative and passionate entrepreneurial leadership to the Hitech Group, a diversified Indian conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai. A spirit of continuous learning and application led him to acquire a world-class education in management techniques in the United States, earning a B.S (Bachelor of Science) at Purdue University and an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Columbia University, his education was followed by a highly successful six-year stint at General Electric (GE).

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Executive Board Member & Chairman, IAICC Western Regional Chapter
Malav Ashwin Dani

IAICC Western Regional Chapter

A hands-on young entrepreneur with multi-sector experience, Malav Dani brings a distinct brand of creative and passionate entrepreneurial leadership to the Hitech Group, a diversified Indian conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai. A spirit of continuous learning and application led him to acquire a world-class education in management techniques in the United States, earning a B.S (Bachelor of Science) at Purdue University and an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Columbia University, his education was followed by a highly successful six-year stint at General Electric (GE).

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Chairman, IAICC Karnataka State Chapter
Girish Krishnamurthy

Chairman, IAICC Karnataka State Chapter

Girish Krishnamurthy, best known for being a transformational leader is CEO and Managing Director of Tata Medical and Diagnostics Ltd. At TATA Sons Limited. He is the director at Tata Indian Institute of Skills and Tata 1 MG. Girish has over 3 decades of vast and rich blend of entrepreneurial and enterprise leadership experience in technology, Healthcare, Education, and Skills. Before moving to India in 2004, he worked across geographies, as a technologist and entrepreneur, successfully launching several products and businesses

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Vice Chairman, IAICC Karnataka State Chapter
Narayan Chakravarthula

Vice Chairman, IAICC Karnataka State Chapter

Narayan Chakravarthula is an Entrepreneur, Founder and an Angel Investor. BOP Consultants Private Limited, the company he currently heads as a CEO is an IT Services company, having more than 200 IT professionals working for it. BOP is located in the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore.

Chairman
Malav Ashwin Dani

A hands-on young entrepreneur with multi-sector experience, Malav Dani brings a distinct brand of creative and passionate entrepreneurial leadership to the Hitech Group, a diversified Indian conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai. A spirit of continuous learning and application led him to acquire a world-class education in management techniques in the United States, earning a B.S (Bachelor of Science) at Purdue University and an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from Columbia University, his education was followed by a highly successful six-year stint at General Electric (GE).

Chairman
Ashishkumar Chauhan

Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan is the Managing Director & CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Asia’s oldest exchange, World’s fastest exchange with 6 Micro seconds response time, World’s largest exchange with 5,000 plus listed companies and India’s first universal exchange to offer trading across all asset classes. He is credited with reviving BSE and completing its IPO – which was over subscribed more than 51 times. He was instrumental in setting up India’s first International Exchange, India International exchange, inaugurated by India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in January 2017.

Chairman
Ashishkumar Chauhan

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.

Vice Chairman
Ambassador Gregory J. Newell

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIST. Extensive international network of government, business, and academic relationships; first-hand knowledge in directing U.S. multilateral foreign policy in 96 multilateral organizations, conducting diplomatic, business, and academic assignments in 90+ countries. Quickly establishes trust and access at all levels of government, business, and higher education. Served in appointive positions to 4 American Presidents.

Board Member
Mr. Rudy Beserra

Mr. Rudy M. Beserra is the former Senior Vice President, Office of Latin Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company. He began his career in 1989 after serving as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan on Latino and Small Business Affairs.
A native of Albuquerque, Rudy is a graduate of the University of New Mexico. From modest roots, he has built a long, successful career as an advocate and voice for the Latino community.

Dr. Samir Mitragotri Chairman, National Academic Advisory Committee Hiller Professor, Bio-Engineering and Wyss Professor, Biologically Inspired Engineering Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Chair, National Academic Advisory Board

Dr. Samir Mitragotri is the Hiller Professor of Bioengineering and Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. His research has provided new insights into challenges associated with drug development. His research has also led to new technologies for treating various diseases including diabetes, obesity, cancer and arthritis.

Dr. Mitragotri is an inventor on over 170 patent/patent applications. His inventions have led to several products that have been commercialized or are in advanced clinical development. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Inventors.

Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Robert N. Langer

Chairman, Health & Wellness Board

Dr. Langer has written over 1,250 articles and also has nearly 1,050 patents worldwide. Dr. Langer’s patents have been licensed or sublicensed to over 250 pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Dr. Langer has received over 220 major awards. He is one of 5 living individuals to have received both the United States National Medal of Science (2006) and the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2011). He also received the 2002 Charles Stark Draper Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for engineers, the 2008 Millennium Prize, the world’s largest technology prize, the 2012 Priestley Medal, the highest award of the American Chemical Society, the 2013 Wolf Prize in Chemistry, the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences and the 2014 Kyoto Prize.

University Professor Columbia University
Dr. Jagdish N. Bhagwati

Chair, Economics Board

Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati received the Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961 for a thesis titled “Essays in International Economics”, supervised by Charles P. Kindleberger.

Dr. Bhagwati was an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bhagwati currently serves on the Academic Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch (Asia) and on the board of scholars of the Centre for Civil Society. He is a Senior Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Bhagwati has previously served as an external advisor to the Director General of the World Trade Organization in 2001, as a special policy advisor on globalization to the United Nations in 2000, and as an economics policy advisor to the Director-General of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, from 1991 to 1993.

Chairman, Business & Entrepreneurship Board
Dr. Anuj Mehrotra

Chairman, Business & Entrepreneurship Board

Dr. Anuj Mehrotra, Ph.D., is the dean of the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Under Dean Mehrotra’s leadership, GWSB has reimagined graduate business education through its modular and flexible offerings, which feature industry-driven certificates that can be used to create customizable master’s degrees. This innovative design allows the school to proactively respond to the shifting demands of business education. The school has also made changes to its undergraduate offerings by launching new bachelor of science degrees in business analytics and information systems as well as creating a business major for non-business school students. GWSB has also invested in making its programs more accessible through online education. Dean Mehrotra is credited with engaging the alumni and the business communities through innovative programs that focus on student success and lifelong learning.In 2019, alumni giving increased 20 percent and GWSB significantly improved in both national and global rankingsover the last two years while realizingsubstantial growth in graduate student enrollment.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Vice President for Open Learning at the Institute at MIT
Dr. Sanjay Sarma

Chairman, IAICC Advisory Board on Future of Education & Training

Sanjay Sarma is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Vice President for Open Learning at the Institute at MIT. He overseas OpenCourseWare, MITx, MicroMasters, the new MIT Integrated Learning Initiative and the Jameel World Education Lab at MIT. As a researcher, he co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also the the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. Between 2010 and 2012, Sarma lead MIT’s team to establish the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He serves on the boards of Hochschild Mining (LON: HOC), GS1US, EPCglobal and several startup companies.

Dr. P. Somasundaran Vice-Chair, National Academic Advisory Board Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University

Vice-Chair, National Academic Advisory Board and Chair, Environmental Science Committee.

Dr.Somasundaran received his B.S, from Kerala University, B.E. from Indian Institute of Science, M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. After 5 years with the International Minerals and Chemical Corporation and Reynolds Industries; he was invited by Columbia University in 1970 to join the faculty of the prestigious Henry Krumb School of Mines.

Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business, Emory University
Dr.Jagdish N. Sheth

Chair, Marketing

Jagdish N. Sheth is Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Business in the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He is globally known for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy, and geopolitical analysis. Professor Sheth has over 50 years of combined experience in teaching and research at the University of Southern California, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia University, MIT, and Emory University.

Professor Sheth is the recipient of all four top awards given by the American Marketing Association: the Richard D. Irwin Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, the Charles Coolidge Parlin Award for market research, the P.D. Converse Award for outstanding contributions to theory in marketing, and the William Wilkie Award for marketing for a better society.

Director of the India Center at Columbia University
Dr. Arvind Panagariya

Member, Economics Board

Indan PM Modi”s s Chief Economist at Niti Aayog, with cabinet rank. Professor of economics, Columbia University, vice-chairman of the government of India think-tank NITI Aayog till Aug 2017 previously Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank worked for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD). He holds a Ph.D in economics from Princeton University.

As of 2018, Panagariya has written more than 15 books, including India: The Emerging Giant, published in March 2008. Papers written by him for the World Bank and IMF usually promote the idea of privatizing all the state owned enterprises of India. It was described as the ‘definitive book on the Indian economy’ by Fareed Zakaria.

Chairman, Medical Reasearch Board
Dr. Mohan Wakade

As an Associate Dean of Research, I am engaged in promoting research and education at the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) at the Augusta University (AU).I participate in executive leadership at AU that critically examines the research mission and develop strategic goals for future planning and innovations.

Cardiologist, Irvine, California
Dr. Harvinder Sahota

Member, Health & Wellness Board

Inventor of Perfusion Angioplasty Balloon – FDA approved. It is used all over the World by Cardiologists. Performed the First Balloon Angioplasty in many countries like: India, Mexico, Moscow, Ukraine. Holder of 30 US Patents. Fellow American College of Cardiology, Fellow Society Cardiology Angiography & Intervention. Established Chair in University of California, Irvine by contributing 1.5 Million dollars. Practicing Cardiologist for over 40 years. Two Biographies: “Hero of American Hearts – 2004” and “Straight from the Heart – 2017”

Professor & Director of Conservation Research, Alcorn State University, Mississippi
Dr. Girish Panicker

Vice Chair, Agriculture

Dr. Girish Kumar Panicker, an authority on C-factor (cover and management) research and an internationally renowned agricultural scientist, is a professor and director of Conservation Research at Alcorn State University, Mississippi. A native of India, Dr. Panicker holds B.S. in Agriculture, M.S. in agronomy and Ph.D. in horticulture. He has worked largely in conservation field on three continents, Asia, Africa and North America. His federally funded research center has the world’s largest C-factor (cover and management) databank on horticultural crops, with work done on 40 crops at an investment of more than $6.5 million.

Healthcare Entrepreneur
Dr.Mamatha Shekar

Member, Health & Wellness Board

Dr. Mamatha Shekar is an Adjunct Professor of Human Disease Genetics at Centre for Human Genetics in Bangalore, India. Until recently, she was the Director of Biomedical Informatics at Illumina, USA. She has over 30 years of industry experience specializing in genetics spanning from assay development to leading the development of innovative informatic software products for precision medicine. With doctorate degree in biotechnology, she topped her class in undergraduate and graduate studies winning national merit scholarships and awards. To her credit, she has over 20 publications in peer reviewed journals, chapters in few books and patents. As a leader in the field of genomic medicine, she has contributed to the establishment of standards for creating oncology reports.

Chairman
Dr. Krishna Reddy, DDS

Chairman

Founder/President of the Indian American Friendship Council, which has served as a forum for promoting stronger ties between India and the U.S.A., and has bi-partisan support from over 200 members of Congress.

Dr. Reddy has served in various civic organizations including the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of which he was the Chairman. Served and participated with over 74 organizations including Lions Club. Served as Board of Directors in the Red Cross. Dr. Reddy served as President of Gandhi Peace Foundation in California.

Board of Governors
Bharat Bhargava

Mr. Bharat Bhargava, is the Chairman and CEO of Bankworld Inc.a management consulting firm headquartered in metropolitanWashington, D.C. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Since 1993, Mr. Bhargava has managedand provided advisory servicestostrengthen central banks, banks, entrepreneurship and tradeinnearly 80 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, former Soviet Union, Middle East, North America and South America. Mr. Bhargavawas dubbed a “thought leader” in international economic developmentby Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

Board of Governors
Suresh Ramachandra

Mr. Suresh Ramachandra is actively involved in business and entrepreneurial activities in the Washington DC metropolitan area. He was the CEO and President of MTECH, Director of Info Soft Systems, Chairman of US Indian American International Chamber of Commerce, and executive board member of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI). He has demonstrated a successful leadership in running a small business and understands many challenges faced by small business community. Suresh was also on the board of directors for many small businesses and advised them leading to a successful path.

Dr. Sudhir M. Parikh

Chairman

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 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, bestowed on non-resident Indians by the Indian government. The U.S. Congress recognized this honor with a mention in the Congressional Record.

Kenneth A. Cutshaw, Esq.

Co-Chairman

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.

Achyut K. Allady

Kumar Allady is an Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO. Smart-Infrastructure Group is comprised of RADISE International, a geotechnical engineering and materials testing services firm; Smart Structures, a sensor-based IoT (Internet of Things) firm; AFT, Applied Foundation Testing a deep foundation specialty testing firm. Smart- Infrastructure Group Employs 130+ people and has 7 locations in the state of Florida, 1 location in North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii and Hyderabad (INDIA).

Dr. Annapurna Bhat

Vice Chairman

Dr. Annapurna Bhat. M.D., known as Anu Bhat is a physician with super specialty in Rheumatology. She is a graduate of KMC, Manipal India, with Internal medicine from Downstate Med NY and Rheumatology fellowship from Emory University, Atlanta GA, practicing in Stockbridge, GA. She was awarded Top Georgia Rheumatologist in 2018.

Dr. Anu Bhat has been involved in multitude charitable organizations as donor, sponsor of causes impacting education, women, orphans, and abused children and women, in addition to promoting cultural activities. Some examples of organizations that she has contributed in Atlanta, include Heaven house, A Friends house Inc, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Clayton State University, Kennesaw state University, The Raksha Foundation. Ekal Vidyalaya, Habitat for humanity, AIM for Seva, Nrupathunga Kannada Koota , Arts Clayton, Hands of Hope , Good Shepherd clinic and others. Her contributions to multiple cultural and charitable activities in GA, FL and India, have positively impacted and influenced lives and hopes of thousands of people. She received numerous awards including Shakti Award,2019.

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DR.Shankar Rachakonda

Vice Chairman

Shankar Rachakonda has over 30 years of experience in Management Consulting, Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Software Development and related areas. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Radiant Digital, a Washington DC Metro based provider of digital transformation delivery services. In his role he is responsible for setting the company’s strategy and growth agenda in key delivery areas of digital transformation to both commercial and federal customers. He also focuses on expanding the company’s operations in North America, India, and the Caribbean, both organically and through acquisitions.

Narasimhulu Neelagaru M.D.

Narasimhulu Neelagaru, MD(known widely as “Dr.Neel”) is an eminent physician and successful Indian American banker, businessman and philanthropist. Known as a pillar of multiple Georgia communities, he is recognized for innovating finance and partnering with community members, especially for populations often disadvantaged by common lending institutions.

Dr. Neelagaru is the Founding Chairman and owner of one of the most successful banks in the country, Quantum National bank of Georgia. At the end of 2020, Quantum Bank boasts $640 million in assets and is ranked as the fourth most profitable bank among 4,619 U.S. banks in the $100 million to $3 billion asset category. Dr. Neelagaru and his family trust own 99.9%.

Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat, MD.

Vice Chairman

Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat M.D., is a Pulmonologist, practicing in Stockridge, GA. A compassionate doctor with 30+ years of experience as a Pulmonologist, Critical Care and lnternal Medicine Specialist licensed to serve in the States of Georgia, New York and Florida, and a Philanthropist known for his commitment dedication for his community service through multiple organizations.

Dr. Subra Bhat is a graduate of Calicut Medical College India, a gold medalist, did his residency in Internal Medicine at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, State University of New York and Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Health Science Center of New York, Brooklyn, NY.

Ravishankar Bhooplapur

Director

Ravishankar “Ravi” Bhooplapur, a tireless Philanthropist & World Traveler. He initially served in the financial industry as an Insurance agent, manager and funded a successful insurance brokerage company Vision Financial Services in 1997. In 2009, he decided to expand into Education and start a Medical University in Aruba. Today, the institution is known as Xavier University School of Medicine. Xavier’s mission is to fill the shortage of physicians in North America. “Ravi” currently serves as the President of Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba and is responsible for Pre Medical programs in Jordan, Palestine, Ghana, India, and in Turkey.

Mr. KV Kumar is the Chairman of KMF Investment Group, LLC., and Managing Partner at Star, McLaughlin, Kumar & Ackerman, LLC

He is the epitome of volunteerism and community service. For more than 50 years KV has been known and respected for his 150,000+ hours or more than 17 years of volunteer work. He continues to serve and mentor the small businesses, entrepreneurs, people with brain injury, youth and community organizations and individuals in need of help.

KV is the only Indian American to serve six U.S. Presidents from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump. He has also served four Governors, many Members of Congress-Senate and Mayors.

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Appen Menon, Esq.

Appen Menon is the Executive Chairman and CEO of IAICC. He is very enthusiastic about promoting business and trade relationship between the United States and India. He has been actively associated with organizations that promote trade and commerce between United States and India for the past fort years. Appen is one of the founding members and directors of IAICC and he has been associated with it for over thirty years, in different capacities as chairman (US Division), vice chairman, director, general counsel, management committee member etc. He was a member of U.S. Trade Mission organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2007. As Vice Chairman, he was one of the key persons to organize events of IAICC at the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration, etc.

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.

Dr. Annapurna Bhat

Chairman

Dr. Annapurna Bhat. M.D., known as Anu Bhat is a physician with super specialty in Rheumatology. She is a graduate of KMC, Manipal India, with Internal medicine from Downstate Med NY and Rheumatology fellowship from Emory University, Atlanta GA, practicing in Stockbridge, GA. She was awarded Top Georgia Rheumatologist in 2018.

Dr. Anu Bhat has been involved in multitude charitable organizations as donor, sponsor of causes impacting education, women, orphans, and abused children and women, in addition to promoting cultural activities. Some examples of organizations that she has contributed in Atlanta, include Heaven house, A Friends house Inc, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Clayton State University, Kennesaw state University, The Raksha Foundation. Ekal Vidyalaya, Habitat for humanity, AIM for Seva, Nrupathunga Kannada Koota , Arts Clayton, Hands of Hope , Good Shepherd clinic and others. Her contributions to multiple cultural and charitable activities in GA, FL and India, have positively impacted and influenced lives and hopes of thousands of people. She received numerous awards including Shakti Award,2019.

Nandini Selvam, PhD

President

Dr. Nandini Selvam is Vice President and General Manager at IQVIA, a Fortune 500, multinational healthcare services company, where she is responsible for all aspects of business and scientific strategy. She has a background in Science and Business, and has over 18 years of experience in healthcare, research, strategy, portfolio management, profit and loss, business development, and personnel management in consulting, pharma, government, and academic settings.

Monica Sethi Harrigill

Vice President

Ashima Agarwal

Director & New Delhi Representative

Ashima Agarwal has a B.Sc. in International Business from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She has done her MBA from IE Business School, Spain. 

Chairman
Chirag Purushotam

Chirag Purushotam is the CEO of JR Group of Companies, Bengaluru, India.

JR Group was Founded by Mr. Jayaram Reddy. The company grew and flourished extensively under his son Dr. K.J. Purushotam who emerged as a leading businessman in India, well known for his success in business, philanthropy and contributions to society. Dr. Purushotham Reddy is the recipient of several prestigious awards. Chirag is the son of Dr. K.J. Purushotam Reddy.

Chairman & CEO El Nino Group and Former President & CEO, USHCC
Jose Nino

Chair, Hispanic American Liaison

Over the past thirty years Jose F. Nino has built a National and International business development company. His company El Nino Group, LLC has a long and productive history growing and serving as the primary connection in establishing partnerships, opportunities for business development, certifications and strategic planning for clients.

President & CEO Raynard Jackson & Associates
Raynard Jackson

Chair, African American Liaison

Raynard Jackson is President and CEO of Raynard Jackson &Associates, LLC–a government/public relations and political consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He has a proven record of balancing public policy with fundamental freedoms associated with a free-market, capitalistic society.

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