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Google’s Shailesh Rao appointed to the US-India Business Council Board

09-May-2009
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Google’s Shailesh Rao appointed to the US-India Business Council Board

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has announced the appointment of Shailesh Rao, Managing Director, Google India, to its Board of Directors. The US-India Business Council is a premier business advocacy organisation comprising top-tier US and Indian companies whose aim is to deepen two-way trade and strengthen commercial ties.

Indra K Nooyi, Chairman, US-India Business Council, said, “Shailesh Rao brings to the USIBC Board global breadth, great strategic insight and a deep understanding of emerging markets, and we welcome his appointment to the Board and look forward to working with him.”

On his appointment, Rao said, “I am honoured to join the USIBC Board. I look forward to bringing my technology experience to bear to further strengthen the commercial collaboration between the US and India.”

Rao has also served as a Director for Google based at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, responsible for Local Search worldwide. He was instrumental in the launch of Google Maps and Google Earth around the world and for local advertising from small and medium sized businesses. Prior to joining Google, he was in the technology sector, beginning at AOL in the Business Affairs group focused on strategy and business development, and then as a Vice-President of Products at Yodlee, a Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners funded start-up in Silicon Valley.

He began his career as a strategy consultant at Strategic Planning Associates, a boutique strategy consulting firm spun out of Boston Consulting Group.

The US-India Business Council, formed in 1975 at the request of the Government of India and the US Government to advance commercial ties between the world’s two largest free-market democracies, is hosted under the aegis of the US Chamber of Commerce.

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