Sanjay Puri is a recognized authority on U.S.-India relations. He serves as the Chairman of the U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC), a national, bipartisan political action committee representing over 2.7 million Indian-Americans. USINPAC works closely with members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, as well as with the administration, to ensure that the community’s concerns are addressed.
Mr. Sanjay Puri is also the founder and President of the Alliance for U.S.-India Business (AUSIB). AUSIB is dedicated to strengthening economic ties between the U.S. and India. Through his leadership at AUSIB, he formed a U.S. Congressional taskforce on U.S.-India investment and trade relations. He promulgates the importance of U.S.-India policies to develop business opportunities by fostering economic growth via exchange of trade delegations in the US and in India for promoting trade activities in both the countries.
Through his various roles, Mr. Sanjay Puri regularly leads delegations of business and political leaders to India. He is also a frequent public speaker on U.S.-India relations and the political impact of the Indian-American community. He has been recently featured in The New York Times, The Washington Times, on National Public Radio (NPR), the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), CNN and Nightline.
Mr. Sanjay Puri has also been at the forefront of working with the U.S. Congress to further the U.S.-India energy security. He has extensive expertise in the area of US Government funding for renewable energy projects as well as working on allowance of US exports of Natural Gas to India. As the President of AUSIB, he hosted the first ever U.S. Congressional India Renewable Energy Conference, held on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Sanjay Puri is the Founder and CEO of Optimos Incorporated, an information technology company based in Reston, Virginia. Before founding Optimos, he worked at the World Bank. He received his MBA in Finance from the George Washington University School of Business.