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August 10, 2017
Vice Chair Rich Verma Speaks on U.S.-India Relationship


WASHINGTON: The Trump Administration has recognised India as a major foreign policy priority, a former top American diplomat has said, noting that the credit for strong ties between the two nations goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former US President Barack Obama.

“I do think India has been recognised as a major foreign policy priority (in the Trump Administration) and one that from the president on down, people are vested in, and that’s very encouraging,” Richard Rahul Verma, the former US Ambassador to India, told news agency PTI. “The over all trajectory of the relationship has been quite good,” he said.

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August 3, 2017
Vice Chair Rich Verma’s Op-ed on Innovation in the Economic Times

The Economic Times

One of the great honours of having served as US Ambassador to India was visiting all 29 states and engaging with dynamic students, business and civil society leaders, and government officials.
Across the incredible diversity of landscapes and cultures, the enthusiasm for the promise of India’s future was palpable. Young people, in particular, brimmed with excitement about the opportunities available to them in a rising India. Experts say we are living in an ‘Asian century’. But my own view is that the 21st century will be defined by the rise and promise of India.

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July 26, 2017
The Asia Group Welcomes Air Force Colonel Trey Meeks as Principal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 26, 2017) – The Asia Group announced today that Air Force Colonel Trey Meeks has joined the firm as a Principal. Colonel Meeks brings with him twenty-five years of military and government experience, following a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force. Throughout his military career Colonel Meeks has held numerous leadership positions, serving across Asia and in the United States

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July 20, 2017
Ambassador Rich Verma Joins The Asia Group as Vice Chair

The Asia Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2017) – The Asia Group announced today that Ambassador Richard Verma has joined the firm as Vice Chairman and Partner. Ambassador Verma brings over two decades of experience at the highest levels of government, business, and diplomacy across the Indo-Pacific region. As the U.S. Ambassador to India, he oversaw a dramatic transformation in the bilateral relationship, resulting in historic strategic and commercial achievements.

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July 11, 2017
The Asia Group Welcomes Dr. Siddharth Mohandas as Director of Research

The Asia Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2017) – The Asia Group announced today that Dr. Siddharth
Mohandas has joined the firm as Director of Research. Dr. Mohandas brings with him nearly 20
years of experience working on Asia-related issues, both in government and academia.
“Siddharth is one of the sharpest minds on the Asia-Pacific region today, and we are thrilled to
have him on the team.” said Dr. Kurt Campbell, Chairman and CEO of the Asia Group.

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