USISPF Welcomes Walt Disney And Mahindra Group to its Board of Directors


Dorothy Attwood and Amarjyoti Barua set to steer a new chapter in the U.S.-India story for 2024

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The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is proud to announce and welcome Dorothy Attwood, Senior Vice President of Global Legal, Policy, and Compliance for The Walt Disney Company, and Amarjyoti (Amar) Barua, Executive Vice President (EVP) of Group Strategy at the Mahindra Group to the Board of Directors.

USISPF President and CEO, Dr. Mukesh Aghi highlighted the recent appointments and said: “A new year and a new set of faces epitomizes the excitement and growth in the U.S.-India strategic partnership. The additions of Dorothy and Amar are testimony to the success story of American companies in India and a growing presence of Indian conglomerates in the U.S. Since time immemorial, Disney has been a household name in India, entertaining generations from days of yore, from the iconic Mickey Mouse to now top content on digital platforms and new services. Mahindra, a household name in India, has made significant contributions to the American economy from the auto sector to agriculture, from tractors to technology, and from financial transformation to digital transformation. Both Dorothy and Amar are titans in the industry, and their leadership will be invaluable as we steer a new chapter in the U.S.-India story for 2024.”

Mr. Amarjyoti (Amar) Barua, EVP of Group Strategy at the Mahindra Group spoke about the U.S.-India strategic partnership and said: “It is an honor to be invited to the USISPF Board. I join USISPF, enthusiastic about the opportunity to strengthen the strategic, commercial, and cultural ties that form the cornerstone of the US-India relationship. I am looking forward to working with the USISPF members on initiatives that foster cooperation and mutual progress of two great nations”.

Mr. Amarjyoti (Amar) Barua is the EVP of Group Strategy at the Mahindra Group, a role he took up in May 2023. Amar is a member of the Group Executive Board. In Amar’s current role, he is leading the Group Strategy Office and works with the Group’s overall portfolio of businesses for growth over the short and long term.

Commenting on her addition to the USISPF Board, Ms. Attwood, Senior Vice President of Global Legal, Policy & Compliance for The Walt Disney Company said: “I am thrilled to be joining the USISPF Board.  I have been impressed with the work of USISPF for years and am excited to find ways to contribute to its mission and work alongside Board members who represent iconic companies in the US and India.”

Dorothy Attwood, in her current role, is responsible for the company’s international legal and government affairs functions around the world, outside of the US, and leads strategic public policy initiatives as well as ESG and Sustainability globally across all business segments.  Attwood also leads the Privacy Legal Department and the Government Ethics and Compliance Group enterprise-wide.

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