Ron Somers

US-India Business Council
Washington, D.C.

Ron Somers is the President of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), the premier business advocacy organization committed to strengthening U.S.-India commercial ties and deepening two-way trade between these two dynamic economies.

Celebrating its 33rd Anniversary this year, USIBC is comprised of 250 of the top U.S. companies investing in India, joined by two dozen global Indian companies.

Headquartered in Washington, DC under the aegis of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S.-India Business Council has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, and in New Delhi.

A seasoned India-hand, Ron Somers previously served as Unocal Corporation’s chief executive based in India.

Starting in 1992, Ron supported India’s opening of the electric power sector, and later pioneered the development of the 1000 MW Mangalore Thermal Power Project.

During Ron’s residency in India, he served on the Board of Directors of Hindustan Oil Exploration Company – India’s first private sector oil exploration company, as well as on the Board of the U.S. Educational Foundation of India (USEFI), which oversees the country’s Fulbright and Humprhey scholarship programs.

Ron Somers holds a Master’s Degree from Middlebury College where he studied at Lincoln College, Oxford University.

Ron lives with his wife, Rebecca, in Washington, and frequently travels to India.

U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC)

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