Shuchita Sonalika

Director and Head - North America,
Confederation of Indian Industry

Shuchita Sonalika has recently taken over as the Director and Head – North America at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Based in Washington DC, she is responsible for managing initiatives that promote India's economic relations with USA and Canada by way of business conferences and programs, two-way trade and investment missions, as well as research and policy related projects.

Previously, she was based in CII’s UK office in London and has nearly 10 years of experience in handling India-US and India-UK economic cooperation in sectors including Trade and Commerce, Agriculture, Defence, Space, Education, Energy, Infrastructure as well as Small and Medium Enterprises. She also supported several CII activities in Canada.

Shuchita joined the International Division at the CII headquarters in New Delhi, India in January 2009, where she assisted in several projects promoting Indian industry’s interests in in US, Canada, Russia and Mexico. Prior to that, she was consulting on various international marketing and communication projects.

A graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland – College Park, she specialized in International Business. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the School of Public Policy also at the University of Maryland. A National Parks enthusiast, she enjoys painting and photography at leisure.