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Varanasi Branch of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce was inaugurated on 9th February, 1990 at Hotel Clarks Varanasi with 20 founder members. Ever since from the time of inception, our Chamber has been getting support from U.S. Embassy from time to time as senior officials have been visiting and addressing the members at least on annual basis.
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce is the only bilateral Chamber of Commerce focused on the US. IACC has been serving its members for over three decades. Headquartered at Mumbai, the members are serviced through fourteen offices spread all over the country – IACC, Varanasi being one of them.
Our Branch was inaugurated by H.E. Mr. William Clark Jr. in 1990. Since then, we had the honour of hosting H.E. Mr. Frank Wisner, HE Mr. Mathew Daley and HE Mr. Ashley Wills, HE Mr. Robert Blake, Charge ‘d’affairs Mr. Richard Hanrahan, Visa Counselor Mr. Carmine D’ Aloisio, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Mr. Peter G. Kaestner, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs and Consul General, Mr. James Callahan, Mr. Samuel Kidder, Mr. John Nay, Mr. Robert Schmidt (all Minister Counselors) Mr. William Bartlet, Consul General and his wife, Mr. John Peters, Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs, Mr. Donald Nay, Deputy Commercial Counselor, Ms. Robin Diallo, Ms. Corol Kim, Mr. Lesslie Viguerie, Deputy Political Counselor, Mr. Peter Eisenhauer, First Secretary, Cultural Affairs, Ms. Nicole Weber, Economic officer, Mr. Richard Silver, Consular officer and many more. The Officials have been Chief Guests on our Annual Days in the past and also visited our Chamber on Various other occasions. Public Affairs and Commercial Sections of the Embassy have been supporting our events from time to time by sending speakers to interact with our members, representatives of business community and eminent citizen of Varanasi. H. E. Mr. Timothy J. Roemer, US Ambassador to India, as Chief Guest on our Annual Day on 30 August, 2010 & H.E. Mrs. Nancy J. Powell, US Ambassador to India, as Chief Guest on our Annual Day on 26th July, 2012. UP Branch of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce organized an Interactive meeting with H E Richard Rahul Verma, U.S. Ambassador to India on 17th December, 2015. UP Branch Varanasi organized an interactive meeting with Ms. MaryKay L. Carlson, Charge d’Affaires, US Embassy, New Delhi on 4th November, 2017.
We have organized some very memorable meetings with political and public sections. We had the honour of hosting Hon’ble Dr. C. Rangarajan, Governor, R.B.I. as Chief Guest. Thereafter Mr. Jagdish Capoor, Deputy Governor, R.B.I. also addressed the Chamber. Besides this, Chamber has been interacting with senior central, state and local government officials. Chamber also organizes interactive meetings with senior economists and eminent thinkers from time to time. Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Economic think tank and renowned journalist Mr. M.J. Akbar have addressed the Chamber. Information Commissioner, Government of India, New Delhi Mr. O.P. Kejriwal was the keynote speaker regarding Right to Information Act.
– IACC Team
|Chairman||Mr. R.K. Goel||Director||M/s Triveni Handlooms Ltd.|
|First Vice Chairman||CA Sudeshna Basu||Partner||M/s S. Chawdhary and Associates|
|Second Vice Chairman||Mr. J.P. Mundra||Managing Director||M/s Style India Tex-Style Pvt. Ltd.|
|Members||Mr. Bharat Kumar Agrawal||CEO||M/s Diesel Components Pvt. Ltd.|
|Dr. (Mrs.) Anita P. Dey||Principal||M/s W.H. Smith Memorial School|
|Mr. Shubrato Kumar Paul||CEO||M/s S. Paul|
|Mr. Alok Kumar Baranwal||Executive||M/s Kailash Rug Industries|
|Mr. Sahil Garg||Managing Director||M/s Raman Agro Exports Pvt. Ltd.|
|Mr. Raj K. Agrawal||Partner||M/s Widelinks Inc.|
|CA Vinay Kumar||Partner||M/s Vinay Kant & Associates|
|CA A.K. Thukral||Partner||M/s A.K. Thukral & Co.|
|Mr. Rajesh Kumar Tiwari||Proprietor||M/s Ramo World Group|
|Mr. Mukul Kumar Shah||Partner||M/s Shah Mukul Kumar & Associate|
|Mr. Saurabh Shah||Proprietor||M/s R.K. Shah Polytubes|
|Mr. Ravi Patodia||Partner||M/s Patodia Exports|
|Secretariat||Mr. Santosh Kumar||Executive Secretary||IACC, UP Branch, Varanasi|