Board of Directors

The 2020-21 USIEF Board of Directors are:

Members from the U.S.

Members from India


Honorary Co-Chairperson
Mr. Kenneth I. Juster
Ambassador, U.S. Embassy


Honorary Co-Chairperson
Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Foreign Secretary of India


Mr. David Kennedy
Minister Counselor for Public Affairs
U.S. Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021


Ms. Vani Rao
Joint 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


Ms. Nilakshi Saha Sinha
Joint Secretary
Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service
Baba Gang Nath Marg, Old JNU Campus
Ministry of External Affairs
New Delhi - 110 067 


Mr. Michael Koch
Vice President
Boeing Defence, Space & Security - India
3rd Floor, DLF Building 
Sansad Marg, Janpath
New Delhi - 110 001


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

Mr. Pradeep Nair 
Regional Director
Ford Foundation 
Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate 
New Delhi -  110 003


Dr. S.K. Varshney
Advisor and Head (ICBD)
Government of India
Department of Science and Technology 
Ministry of Science and Technology
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi - 110 016


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 - 110067


Prof. Kusal Sen
Department of Textile Technology
Indian Institute of Technology
Hauz Khas
New Delhi - 110 016