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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
IACC, Varanasi started functioning when the space as well as scope was limited and funding not so easy to come by. Even in such strenuous conditions, members of IACC, Varanasi, using heir magnificent vision and expertise, were able to deliver quality programmes covering wide spectrum of topics. Let us acknowledge the hard work and untiring efforts of our past and present members whose professionalism has raised the status of IACC, Varanasi at the Regional and National levels. So, hats off to all of them for they have fought in adverse conditions yet largely succeeded in maintaining sprit and cause of IACC.
Here I would like to extend my grateful thanks to our Regional and Head offices of IACC for their continuous support and guidance. We are proud and honoured indeed to be associated as an integral part of this great organisation called “Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.”
We are aware that challenge of serving interests of our members in proper manner is huge. Therefore I urge that all of us should join their heads to sort out ways and means for the one hundred per cent success of our efforts. We take pride in what we have achieved in the past, yet the future in its stock has much challenging jobs for all of us. I don’t claim that we never failed on the scale of expectations, I am confident that with humility and a burning passion we shall excel.
On this occasion, I can only say that IACC is on the path of progress. IACC has been successful in registering its effective visibility at the state and national levels. I have every reason to believe that IACC shall continue to be a vibrant entity in the years to come.
With these words, we once again reiterate our resolve to extend our full support, energy and resources in furthering the cause of IACC.
Vinay Kumar Shukla
Mr. Vinay Kumar Shukla
|First Vice Chairman||Mr. R.K. Goel
Director, M/s Triveni Handlooms Ltd.
|Second Vice Chairman||CA Sudeshna Basu
Partner, M/s S. Chawdhary
|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. J.P. Mundra
Managing Director, M/s Style India Tex-Style Pvt. Ltd.
|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.
|Mr. Vinay Jaiswal
Partner, M/s Shivam carpets
|CA A.K. Thukral
Partner, M/s A.K. Thukral & Co.
|CA Vinay Kumar
Partner, M/s Vinay Kant & Associates
|Mr. Rajesh Kumar Tiwari
Proprietor, M/s Ramo World Group
|Secretariat||Mr. Santosh Kumar
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce