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Robert Nelson elected to USIBC board of directors

Source: PTI
December 18, 2009 13:51 IST
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Robert L Nelson JrRobert L Nelson Jr, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and an expert in the field of renewable energy, has been elected on the board of directors of the US India Business Council.

As a board member, he will help USIBC provide strategic direction to US and Indian firms seeking bilateral investment opportunities and partnerships.

Commenting on Nelson appointment, USIBC chairman and PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi said: "His commitment to the Indo-US partnership is rooted in a lifelong interest in India, and, coupled with his expertise in renewable energy, will undoubtedly serve to bring the two countries closer in this vital field.

"Much of the credit for the positive transformation in relations between India and the US goes to the USIBC, and I look forward to being able to continue my USIBC activities at an expanded level with my upcoming participation on its Board," Nelson said.

Nelson has significant energy experience in Asia (particularly India and China), Latin America and the United States. He has served on a US-India task force designed to better trade and investment relations between the countries and had recently led the USIBC Green India renewable energy mission to India.

Image: Robert L Nelson Jr

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