Mr. KV Kumar was recently honored by the City of College Park, Georgia with a Proclamation for building alliances in the United States and abroad.
Mr. KV Kumar is Founder and President of Business & Strategic Consultants International, Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona. KV, as he likes to be called has successfully provided consulting services to corporations and governments throughout the world specializing in strategy development, liaison, crisis management, policy analysis, marketing and negotiation. Clients have included major financial institutions throughout the world including the World Bank and to the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines.
His established business relationships included business and governments both in the U.S. and India as well as the Philippines, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Chad and Thailand.
Mr. Kumar is also President and CEO of the U.S. India Trade Foundation (USINTF). USINTF is a non-government and non-profit organization that facilitates a pro-active role in developing and growing trade between the U.S. and India. A major objective of USINTF is to expand business trade opportunities between the U.S. and India by working closely with both governments.
Mr. Kumar has served as the Founding National Chairman and CEO of the U.S. Indian American Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC and from the conception and founding of the organization in 2003 through September 2007, Mr. Kumar led a variety of activities beneficial to the constituent business community. He fostered establishment of seven chapters in different parts of the United States and opened two offices in India.
Mr. Kumar successfully mediated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Government of India in January 2007.
He is an invited guest at economic conferences throughout the world to include the White House Conference on the Economy.
KV is married and has two sons.
USIACC Lauds the Historic Civilian Nuclear Agreement between USA and India
“Not only this watershed agreement is good for America and India, we believe wholeheartedly that it has the potential of benefiting the entire world,” said the Chairman of USIACC, KV Kumar.
“The agreement sets an example of how the world respects and trusts a country when it practices discipline and acts responsibly,” added Bharat Bhargava, President of USIACC.
USIACC is taking its message of support to the US lawmakers as they ponder on this matter of far reaching importance.
USIACC Executive Board strongly recommends its officers, members to take immediate and active role by contacting all Members of Congress to pass HR4974 and to US Senators to pass the Senate Bill S2429 and be part of this Historic Agreement between the two of the world’s largest democracies. Please call, write, meet with them, meet with their staff and please do whatever it takes to get this bill passed by Congress.
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Headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Nevada, California, Arizona and Georgia, USIACC is engaged in fostering the enabling environment for Indian American businesses, and in strengthening the ability of these businesses to benefit from the emerging opportunities.
“We have chosen Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to announce this year’s convention because of the strategic role India plays in the trade and investment relations between India and United States, in which Indian Americans and all American businesses have been playing an important role in India”, added National Chairman of USIACC, KV Kumar, who is traveling to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore with Mr. Bharat Bhargava, National President of USIACC, and Ms. Yognidra Bhargava, Member of the USIACC Executive Board and Chair, USIACC Women’s Wing.
Mr. Kumar, President of Business & Strategic Consultants International, Inc., a management consulting company with operations in Maryland and Arizona. Mr. Kumar also serves as a Member of the National Advisory Council of the US Small Business Administration. Mr. Bhargava is the President of Bankworld Inc., a metropolitan Washington, DC-based management consulting company.
“Whether it is from New York to New Delhi or from Boston to Bangalore, business and political leaders have eye on India. In these unprecedented times in the history of Indo-US relations, the Chamber hopes to be able to serve the business community toward fostering trade and investment,” said Mr. Bharat Bhargava.
“We are proud of the increasing role of Indian women in business and the Chamber is assisting them in reaching new heights,” said Ms. Yognidra Bhargava, herself President of Saha Enterprises, a US-based export and import firm.
USIACC opened its main India office in Bangalore today and Mr.V. Gopal Krishnan, Managing Director of Ninestars Technology, Ltd., will be the USIACC Resident Director for India “This is a significant milestone for the Chamber toward building closer relationship between the Indian businesses and US businesses, and toward accelerating trade and investment between the two countries,” added Mr. Kumar.
The USIACC held its first annual convention in Washington, DC on October 11-12, 2005. The convention was a grand success. Highest level of government and business officials, and VIP’s from both USA and India converged on the convention floor of the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. They included India’s Ambassador to the US, Ronen Sen, SBA Administrator Hector Barreto, US GSA Administrator Stephen A. Perry, and Ambassador Raminder S. Jassal, Deputy of Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Al Frink, Assistant Secretary, US Department of Commerce, Vernon Parker, Assistant Secretary, USDA, and Theresa Speake, Director of Office of Economic Impact & Diversity, US Department of Energy. The two-day convention and business extravaganza started out with a briefing at the White House and covered wide range of topics, such as energy, international trade and commerce; transportation, aviation and tourism; and banking, finance and investment opportunities; as well as a women in business forum and a youth forum. US federal (central) government officials offered coveted advice on how to win lucrative government contracts. The convention was a major step for the Chamber toward achieving its objective of bringing Indian and American SME’s together with US and Indian governments.
The Chamber was launched on September 22, 2004 on the trading floor of the New York Board of Trade, by the Honorable Hector Barreto, Administrator, US Small Business Administration. Since its launch, USIACC has made remarkable progress by participating in and sponsoring a number national events both in India and the US, and starting chapters and affiliate offices in Washington, DC, Arizona, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Nevada, Georgia and California.
USIACC has signed memorandum of understanding with US Small Business Administration, US Departments of Energy, Agriculture, Interior, Environmental Protection Agency and the Indian Merchants’ Chamber in Mumbai, India.
Last week, USIACC and ASSOCHAM signed a MoU at ASSOCHAM House in New Delhi with an understanding to have more structured and cooperative efforts, thus bringing the governments and the businesses in both the countries closer.
Also, last week USIACC National Chairman, President and Chair of the USIACC Women’s Wing met with central Cabinet Ministers and Senior Government Officials in New Delhi to both invite them to attend the Convention in October, but also to understand and discuss the issues of importance to both India and the United States of America. This was done in part to find ways and means of bringing incremental value on investments between the two of the world’s largest democracies. In addition, Press Conferences were held in New Delhi and Mumbai which was well attended by both print and electronic media. In Mumbai, Door Darshan invited Mr. Kumar and Mr. Bhargava for a live interview on their television “Business News”, which was nationally televised on live show.
The first to become USIACC’s corporate partners were the New York Board of Trade, Standards & Poor’s, Coca Cola Co., Housing Development Finance Corporation, Air India, Hindtron, PAETEC Communications, MITEL, Atlantic Inc., among others.