Surya Kant of Tata Sons Joins US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Board of Directors

Feature and Cover Surya Kant of Tata Sons Joins US India Strategic Partnership Forum Board of Directors

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) has appointed Surya Kant, a senior advisor at Tata Sons Private Limited, to its board of directors.

Kant, with four decades of industry experience, plays a pivotal role in fostering significant initiatives between the US and India at Tata Sons Private Limited. He provides strategic advice to various Tata group companies on their US business strategies, helping them expand and explore new opportunities.

Kant represented Tata Sons at the launch of the U.S.-India Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET), a key bilateral initiative highlighted by the U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan during his recent visit to New Delhi.

Kant’s contributions to the Indian IT industry and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the Tata group’s leading IT and consulting services company, are substantial. He led TCS operations across multiple global offices, including those in the US, Japan, the UK, and North India.

Under Kant’s leadership, TCS North America’s annual revenues surged from $1 billion to $13 billion. He also managed TCS’s transition to becoming the title sponsor of the New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon.

Commenting on his appointment, Kant stated, “The relationship between India and the United States has grown from strength to strength. USISPF’s efforts to foster the bilateral connections are crucial, and I look forward to working with the other board members as we aim ever higher to realize the full potential of this unique partnership.”

USISPF president and CEO Dr. Mukesh Aghi expressed his enthusiasm for Kant’s appointment, saying, “I am thrilled to welcome Sury to the USISPF Board of Directors. USISPF’s growth is demonstrated by the growing strategic partnership between Washington and New Delhi. Sury’s leadership will help chart and guide the contours of the strategic partnership.”

Dr. Aghi added, “Sury understands the changing dynamic of tech, startups, and STEM education in fostering stronger partnerships between Washington and New Delhi. I am confident that, with his inputs and expertise, we will explore newer avenues and deeper areas of collaboration between the United States and India.”

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is committed to building the most influential partnership between the US and India. As the sole independent, not-for-profit institution dedicated to enhancing the U.S.-India relationship in Washington, D.C., and New Delhi, USISPF serves as a trusted partner for businesses, non-profit organizations, the diaspora, and the governments of both nations.

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