Gaurav Verma is the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). In this role, He supervises day-to-day operations, oversees the P&L, and coordinates the strategic management of the Forum’s various programs and initiatives. He provides leadership and direct management oversight to the Forum’s team and engages senior leaders across member companies, government stakeholders, and the Forum’s Board of Directors.
Before this role, He worked for over a decade to help solve problems for U.S. companies as they did business in India, providing a forum for senior industry and government leaders in both countries to meet their foreign counterparts. He has experience in global business development, growth, strategy, day-to-day management, and digital economy portfolio execution for non-profit organizations, as well as Board of Director relations and oversight. He has created a coalition for jobs and growth to ensure that American businesses have access to international expertise needed to drive economic growth and job creation.
Before this, He was Director (Operations) at the New York Grant Company, overseeing the company’s efforts to help rebuild Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attack, working closely with businesses impacted and the NYC EDC and NYS ESDC.
He holds an MBA in finance and investments from Baruch College, City University New York, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Delhi University.
He is an active supporter of social causes in New York. He is a Member of the Boards of Women’s Education Project (WEP) and Network 20/20 in New York and an Advisory Board Member of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC). He is also the Treasurer of the U.S.-India Friendship Alliance (USIFA), a strategic initiative of USISPF.