USISPF Welcomes Dorothy Attwood from The Walt Disney Company and Amarjyoti Barua from the Mahindra Group to the Board of Directors

Washington, Monday, January 22, 2024

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is thrilled to welcome Dorothy Attwood, Senior Vice President of Global Legal, Policy and Compliance for The Walt Disney Company, and Amarjyoti (Amar) Barua, Executive Vice President (EVP) of Group Strategy at the Mahindra Group to the Board of Directors.

Dorothy Attwood, in her current role, is responsible for the company’s international legal and government affairs functions around the world, outside of the US, and leads strategic public policy initiatives as well as ESG and Sustainability globally across all business segments.  Attwood also leads the Privacy Legal Department and the Government Ethics and Compliance Group enterprise-wide.

Mr. Amarjyoti (Amar) Barua is the EVP of Group Strategy at the Mahindra Group, a role he took up in May 2023. Amar is a member of the Group Executive Board. In Amar’s current role, he is leading the Group Strategy Office and works with the Group’s overall portfolio of businesses for growth over the short and long term.

Speaking on the recent appointments to the USISPF Board, USISPF President and CEO, Dr. Mukesh Aghi said: “A new year and a new set of faces epitomizes the excitement and growth in the U.S.-India strategic partnership. The additions of Dorothy and Amar are testimony to the success story of American companies in India and a growing presence of Indian conglomerates in the U.S. Since time immemorial, Disney has been a household name in India, entertaining generations from days of yore, from the iconic Mickey Mouse to now top content on digital platforms and new services. Mahindra, a household name in India, has made significant contributions to the American economy from the auto sector to agriculture, from tractors to technology, and from financial transformation to digital transformation. Both Dorothy and Amar are titans in the industry, and their leadership will be invaluable as we steer a new chapter in the U.S.-India story for 2024.”

Commenting on her addition to the USISPF Board, Ms.Attwood, Senior Vice President of Global Legal, Policy & Compliance for The Walt Disney Company said: “I am thrilled to be joining the USISPF Board.  I have been impressed with the work of USISPF for years and am excited to find ways to contribute to its mission and work alongside Board members who represent iconic companies in the US and India.”

Mr. Amarjyoti (Amar) Barua, EVP of Group Strategy at the Mahindra Group spoke about the U.S.-India strategic partnership and said: “It is an honor to be invited to the USISPF Board. I join USISPF, enthusiastic about the opportunity to strengthen the strategic, commercial, and cultural ties that form the cornerstone of the US-India relationship. I am looking forward to working with the USISPF members on initiatives that foster cooperation and mutual progress of two great nations”.

About the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF):
The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is committed to creating the most powerful partnership between the United States and India. As the only independent not-for-profit institution dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-India partnership in Washington, D.C., and in New Delhi, USISPF is the trusted partner for businesses, non-profit organizations, the diaspora, and the governments of India and the United States.

About Disney:
The mission of The Walt Disney Company is to entertain, inform, and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, reflecting the iconic brands, creative minds, and innovative technologies that make ours the world’s premier entertainment company. Disney Entertainment includes the company’s full portfolio of entertainment media and content businesses globally, including streaming. Disney’s leadership team oversees the world’s premier entertainment company, home of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe.

About Mahindra:
Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology, and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality, and real estate. The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise.

For media inquiries and further information, please contact:

Ankit Jain-
ajain@usispf.org
Akshobh Giridharadas-
agiridharadas@usispf.org

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