Washington/Bhubaneswar14/10/17;: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce earlier this week announced Nisha Desai Biswal’s appointment as the new President of the U.S.-India Business Council.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nisha Biswal to the U.S.-India Business Council and to the U.S. Chamber team,” said Myron Brilliant, U.S. Chamber executive vice president and head of International Affairs on Tuesday
Biswal served as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs in the U.S. Department of State from 2013 to 2017, where she oversaw the U.S.-India strategic partnership during a period of unprecedented cooperation, including launching the U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. In recognition of her efforts, Biswal was awarded the prestigious Samman Award by the President of India in January 2017. She previously served as Assistant Administrator for Asia at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Biswal also spent over ten years on Capitol Hill, serving as staff director on the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives. Biswal will join the U.S. Chamber beginning October 23, 2017. Notably, Nisha is married to Subrat Biswal whose parents hail from Angul in Odisha. Subrat’s parents Nilambar and Anu Biswal had migrated to the U.S. long ago and have settled there.