About IAS

The Indo-American Society (IAS) is a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange and for the promotion of friendship between the peoples of India and America. It provides opportunities for interactions that help Indians and Americans assimilate each others strengths and build on them. It is recognized as a leading institution for enhancing cooperation and understanding between the peoples of the two countries through innovative and useful activities in the social, educational, cultural, economic, scientific, and management development fields.

1959: The realization of Vision: Born on April 24, 1959, IAS was formally inaugurated by Mr. Ellsworth Bunker, the then U.S. Ambassador to India. Early Presidents of IAS included stalwarts like the late Sir H. P. Modi and Mr. G. L. Mehta, one of the Indian Ambassadors to the U. S. Presidents in recent years have included imminent personalities such as, Nani Palkhivala, Viren Shah, Keshub Mahindra, and Adi Godrej.

Our Vision

Major Views

Indo American Society will function and be recognized as the leading institution enhancing co-operation and understanding between the people of India and the people of the United States of America through innovative and useful activities in the social, cultural, educational, and economic and management development fields.

Our Mission

Our Aims

Indo American Society shall strive to be number one leading institution enhancing promoting economic growth between the two countries. Discover A Worldly Perspective between the United States of America and India.

Our Activities

Our Way of Success

IAS has the following for a under which it conducts its wide range of activities periodically

Medical Awareness

Lectures under which programmes are arranged monthly on popular subjects to bring about awareness of current trends in different medical fields.

Membership

Program for companies and individuals to enable them participate in the multifarious activities of the IAS.

Programme Committee

Under which lectures are organized. Major speakers have included Mr. Henry Kissinger, Astronauts Edgar Mitchell and Ronald McNair, several U.S. ambassadors, etc.

Publication

Publication of a Bi Month newsletter entitled Landmark to focus on current events in the Indo U.S. scene and to highlight the activities of IAS.

Executive Committee

Executive Committee Members 2017-18

Mr. Kuldeep Singh Gouri

President

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Mr. Kuldeep Singh Gouri

President

Details : Proprietor - Sharp Prints , Ex- Hon. Jt. Secretary- Indo-American Society , Bombay Printers Association as Governing Council Member.

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS : Legal Affairs

Mr. Preetam Gulrajani

Vice President

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Mr. Preetam Gulrajani

Vice President

Details : Corporate Trainer & Management Consultant since 1975, Senior IAS Life Member & renowned mentor

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Indian Memberships & Business Development (India)
2) Academics & Corporate Training 3) Publication & Research 4) Entrepreneurship & Skill Development

Mr. Satwant Singh Bhatti

Jt. Secretary

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Mr. Satwant Singh Bhatti

Jt. Secretary

Details : Secretary of Audio Engineering Society, Member of All India Photography Trade Association

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS : Indian Memberships & Business Development (India)

Dr . Bigyan
Verma

Jt. Secretary

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Dr . Bigyan Verma

Jt. Secretary

Deatils : Director, GNIMS Business School, Founder- Director Kohinoor Business School, Senior Investment Banker

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS : Higher Education

Mrs . Jayshree Sampat

Treasurer

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Mrs. Jayshree Sampat

Treasurer

Details : Director, SAM Rosteks, EX.IAS Chairperson, Women Empowerment, IAS Life Member since 1992

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Special Events & Programs
2) Legal Affairs

Past Presidents

Mr. Sunit
Survase

Immediate Past President

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Mr. Sunit Survase

Immediate Past President

Hello Everyone,

Good Morning! On 9th of November 2017, the Indo-American Society Executive Council voted unanimously & elected me as the President of this most revered institution - Indo-American Society.

I take this opportunity to Thank All members who took time out & came forward to vote on 3rd November, the day Indo-American Society elections were held. My self, along with my entire Executive Council members, we are ready to take this prestigious organization to greater heights. Creating an entirely new & futuristic structure of Indo-American Society would be my primary goal.

As a respected member of the Indo-American Society, I urge you to come forward & contribute to IAS in your own way. Please feel free to send your comments & suggestions about making this organization more Vibrant & Innovative, for IAS take up the right & meaningful initiatives in coming days. In this context, we would like to encourage the members who are interested to volunteer for service. We shall be happy to know the interests and concerns of the members.

I shall be happy to hear from any member anytime on issues that are important to the Indo-American Society. Please feel free to reach me at sunit@indoamericansociety.org. The Indo-American Society Staff is also eager to assist you & is available to answer to any questions that you may have. Please feel free to reach us out at corporate@indoamericansociety.org or on +91 22 22074882 / 83 / 22004769. We would also like to make sure that all members are informed regularly about the new developments & initiatives.

A number of eminent personalities have worked selflessly for the prosperity & well-being of the Indo-American Society till date, that it became one of the most revered & prestigious institutions known for its academic & cultural excellence in India & the United States. I will make sure that their legacy lives on forever.

I look forward to your active participation & strong support.

Have a great day ahead !

Sincerely,

Mr. Sunit V. Survase
President
sunit@indoamericansociety.org

Mr. Upendra
H. Sheth

Past President

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Mr. Upendra H. Sheth

Past President

Details : Proprietor - Upendra Sheth Financial Advisors,
Past President – Indo-American Society

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Legal Affairs
2) Special events & Programs

EC Members

Mr. Vinod
Ambani

EC Member

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Mr. Vinod Ambani

EC Member

Details : President, Reliance Industries

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Sponsorships & Endowment

Mr. C. S. Parameshwar

EC Member

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Mr. C. S. Parameshwar

EC Member

Details : Chief Executive – Paramin Advertising & Associates

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Member Relations & Administration

Mr. Dinesh P.
Shah

EC Member

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Mr Sanjay Maadhaw Bhide

EC Member

Details :

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :

Dr. Nitin
Parab

EC Member

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Dr. Nitin Parab

EC Member

Details : CEO & Evangelist, Crosslink International, Ex-Chairman, Publication Subcommittee – Indo-American Society

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Publication & Research , Entrepreneurship & Skill Development
2) Entrepreneurship & Skill Development

Mr.
Chandrakant Sadadekar

EC Member

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Mr. Chandrakant Sadadekar

EC Member

Details : Chairman – Sadadekar Group, Director (Education & Training & Member Governing Board) Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC)

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) American Memberships & Business Development (USA)
2) Corporate Social Responsibility

Mr. Hasmukh Doshi

EC Member

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Mr. Hasmukh Doshi

EC Member

Details : Chairperson, Premier Engineering Work, Director-Electrical Merchant Association

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Special Events & Programs

Dr. S. Ramachandran

EC Member

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Dr. S. Ramachandran

EC Member

Details : Dean, Don Bosco Management Institute, Director: India China Chamber of Commerce, Ex. Joint Secretary: FICCI

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Higher Education

Mr. Sriram Kulkarni

EC Member

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Mr. Sriram Kulkarni

EC Member

Details : Director- Technochem Agencies (Bombay) Pvt Ltd, Ex-Chairman, USA Membership Subcommittee, Indo-American Society

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) American Memberships & Business Development (USA)

Mr. Vinod
Parekh

EC Member

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Mr. Vinod Parekh

EC Member

Details : Director, Esquire Pvt Ltd, Proprietor, Vinod Apparels, Ex- Hon. Jt. Secretary, Indo-American Society

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :

Mr. Uttam
Jain

EC Member

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Mr. Uttam Jain

EC Member

Details : President, Hindustan Chamber of Commerce & Director Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council.

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Special Events & Programs

co-opted members

Mr Dilip
Dalal

co-opted member

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Mr. Dilip Dalal

Past President

Co-opted Member for 2017-18

Details : Past President, Indo-American Society.

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Member Relations & Administration
2) Sponsorships & Endowment

CA. Snehal N. Muzoomdar

co-opted member

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CA. Snehal N. Muzoomdar

Special Invitee

Details : Proprietor - Muzoomdar Associates P. Ltd Past President of Indo-American Society, President – Indian Musicological Society

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Arts & Culture (India & USA)

Mrs . Asha
Vakil

co-opted member

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Mrs. Asha Vakil

EC Member

Details : Proprietor – Arun Vakil Consultancy

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Indian Memberships & Business Development (India)
2) Academics & Corporate Training
3) Member Relations & Administration

Special Invitees

Mr. Harnam
Singh

EC Member

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Mr. Harnam Singh

EC Member

Details : Ex. Civil Servant (IAS), Central Government and Parliament of India. Worked with four Prime Ministers of India.

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) International Relations
2) US Consulate Coordination

Mr. Kishore Gajbhiye

EC Member

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Mr. Kishore Gajbhiye

EC Member

Details : Ex. Civil Servant (IAS), at Maharashtra, Addlt. Municipal Commissioner, Greater Mumbai, Ex. President - Regulatory Affairs, Lodha Group

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Corporate Social Relations

Mr. Suresh Thorat

EC Member

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Mr. Suresh Thorat

EC Member

Details : Ex-IFS Officer Ex-Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Wildlife Western Region.

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :
1) Corporate Social Relations

CA. Dr.
S.P.Das

EC Member

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CA. Das

EC Member

Details :

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :

Mr. Vikas Mittersain

EC Member

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Mr. Vikas Mittersain

EC Member

Details :

Sub-Committee Chairman at IAS :

LIST OF INDO-AMERICAN SOCIETY’S PAST PRESIDENTS


Name Year
MR. G. L. MEHTA 1961-69
MR. HARISH MAHINDRA 1970-71
MR. J. V. BHAGAT 1972
MR. NAVIN T. KHANDWALLA 1973
MR. G. N. SOMANI 1974
MR. NANA CHUDASAMA 1975-76, 79-80
MR. Y. P. TRIVEDI 1976-77, 82-83, 83-84
MR. GIRISH K. CHITALIA 1977-1978
MS. VEENA J. MEHTA 1978-79
MR. SHAFI THANAWALA 1980-81
MR. D. M. PAREKH 1981-82
MRS. GOOL PANTHAKEY 1984-85 (Up to Dec 1985)
MS. VIMLA DALAL 1985-86
MR. N. M. BRAHMBHAT 1986-87
MR. H. R. PRASAD 1987-88
MR. ANIL MEHTA (July 1, 1988 - Sept. 24, 1988)
MR. NORMAN D. HYETT (Dec. 23, 1988)
MR. NANI PALKHIVALA 1989-90
MR. VIREN J. SHAH 1990-91
MR. KESHUB MAHINDRA 1991-92, 92-93
MR. ADI GODREJ 1993-94
MR. DAN MILTON 1994-95
MR. JASU SHAH 1995-97
MR. DENNIS GRUBB 1997-98
MR. PRADIP MADHAVJI 1998-99
MR. KEVIN MURRAY 1999-2000
MR. BRIAN BROWN 2000-2001
MR. S. RAMADORAI 2001-2003
MR. SANJAY NAYAR 2003-2005
MR. DOMINIC PRICE / MR. SHAM SUNDER AGGARWAL 2005-2006
MR. V. BALACHANDRAN 2006-2007
DR. B. R. BARWALE 2007-2008
MR. CHANDRASEKHARAM TATAPUDY 2008-2009
DR. V. RANGARAJ 2009-2010
CA SNEHAL MUZOOMDAR 2010-2011
MR. MANOJ GURSAHANI 2011-2012
MR. DILIP S. DALAL 2012-2013
MR. SANJOG PARAB 2013-2014
DR. SUBODH KULKARNI 2014-2015-16
MR. UPENDRA SHETH 2015-2016-17
MR. SUNIT SURVASE 2017-2018