Surya Kant of Tata Sons joins USISPF board

Kant leads various significant initiatives between the United States and India.

Surya Kant. / Courtesy Photo

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) has inducted Surya Kant, senior advisor at Tata Sons Private Limited, into its board of directors.

Kant, an industry veteran with 40 years of experience, leads various significant initiatives between the United States and India in his role at Tata Sons Private Limited. He advises numerous companies within the Tata group on their business strategies in the US, aiding in their expansion and exploration of new opportunities. 

Kant represented Tata Sons at the launch of the U.S.-India Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET), a pivotal bilateral initiative that was highlighted by the U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan during his recent visit to New Delhi.

Notably, Kant has also made notable contributions to the growth of the Indian IT industry and the Tata group’s flagship IT and consulting services company, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He led operations in various global offices, including the US, Japan, the UK, and North India.

Under his leadership, TCS North America’s annual revenues grew from $1 billion to $13 billion. Additionally, he oversaw TCS' transition to the title sponsor of the New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon.

Commenting on his appointment, Kant said, "The relationship between India and the United States has grown from strength to strength. USISPF’s efforts to foster the bilateral connections is crucial and I look forward to working with the other board members as we aim ever higher to realize the full potential of this unique partnership.”

Welcoming Kant to the board, USISPF president and CEO Dr. Mukesh Aghi said, "I am thrilled to welcome Sury to the USISPF Board of Directors. USISPF’s growth is demonstrated by the growing strategic partnership between Washington and New Delhi. Sury’s leadership will help chart and guide the contours of the strategic partnership.”

“Sury understands the changing dynamic of tech, startups, and STEM education in fostering stronger partnerships between Washington and New Delhi. I am confident that, with his inputs and expertise, we will explore newer avenues and deeper areas of collaboration between the United States and India,” he added.

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is dedicated to forging the most influential partnership between the United States and India. As the sole independent, not-for-profit institution focused on enhancing the U.S.-India relationship in Washington, D.C., and New Delhi, USISPF serves as a trusted partner for businesses, non-profit organizations, the diaspora, and the governments of both nations.









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