Board of Directors - 2023-24

The 2023-24 USIEF Board of Directors are:

Members from the U.S.

Members from India


Honorary Co-Chairperson
The Ambassador
U.S. Embassy in India


Honorary Co-Chairperson
Foreign Secretary of India


Ms. Gloria Berbena
Minister Counselor for Public Affairs
U.S. Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021


Ms. Vani Rao
Additional Secretary (Americas)
Ministry of External Affairs
South Block, New Delhi - 110 001

Mr. Anthony Miranda

Counselor for Cultural Affairs

American Center

24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg

New Delhi - 110 001


Dr. Sumit Seth
Joint Secretary (Policy Planning and Research)
Foreign Policy Planning Devision
Ministry of External Affairs
New Delhi


Dr. Preetha Rajaraman
Health Attache
U.S. Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110 021


Ms. Neeta Prasad
Joint Secretary (ICC)
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Education
111-C Shastri Bhavan
New Delhi - 110 001


Dr. Kayla Laserson
Deputy Director, Infectious Diseases
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
India Country Office
Capital Court, The 5th Floor
Olof Palme Marg, Munirka
New Delhi - 110 067



Dr. Praveen Somasundaram
Government of India
Department of Science and Technology 
Ministry of Science and Technology
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi - 110 016

Mr. William Blair
Chief Executive
Lockheed Martin India Pvt Ltd
ITC Maurya Rm 1720
SP Marg
New Delhi -  110 021

Ms. Savithri Lakshmanan

1001, Amber Court II, Essel Towers

MG Road, Gurugram

Haryana - 122002