PURNIMA VORIA

Founder and CEO, National US India Chamber of Commerce (NUICC)

Purnima Voria is the Founder and CEO of the National US India Chamber of Commerce (NUICC), an organization formed to build bilateral trade between United States and India through business relationships. NUICC is recognized as one of the top international business organizations where members meet with visionary business and government leaders from the United States, India and other countries, become actively involved with the larger business community, and learn how to help their companies better compete in the new, dynamic global economy with the enhanced growth of U.S.-India trade relations. The membership of NUICC spans across a wide spectrum of industries, with direct membership strength of over 9,200 people worldwide.

An international business advocate, Ms. Voria is an International business owner, freelancer, educator, motivational speaker and a U.S.-India expert, and mother of three very successful daughters. She is also a business consultant to small and large U.S. corporations and industry trade associations and helps businesses market and source their products and services in India; qualifies local partners; provides a road map for businesses that are entering the Indian marketplace; provides legal, taxation and regulatory help; and offers in-company training workshops.  Ms. Voria participates in many local, national and international activities.

Nationally, Ms. Voria has been appointed by Secretary Gary Locke, U.S. Department of Commerce to serve as an Advisor to the Obama Administration on the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises for a two year term to shape future policies and programs that will set the foundation for the growth of $100 million companies across all industries that are owned and operated by U.S. minorities.

Ms. Voria has also served on President George W. Bush’s 2005 Presidential Commission and was a member of his 2006 Presidential Business Club, providing valuable business policy and trade expertise. That same year, she was awarded a Congressional Medal of Distinction for her outstanding leadership in business and her contributions to the United States economy. In 2005, The Wall Street Journal honored Ms. Voria as a Business Woman of the Year. She was also the Honorary Chairman for the National Republican Congressional Business Advisory Council and received the 2005 Ronald Regan Republican Gold Medal for her acumen as a local business leader. Adding to her stellar community service record, Ms. Voria serves as an Ambassador for Peace and is a contributing member to the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

In Colorado, where the National US India Chamber of Commerce is headquartered, Ms. Voria was selected to serve on both Governor Owens’ and Denver Mayor Hickenlooper’s Asian Advisory Councils. She is actively involved in Chamber of Americas as a strategic partner, and served as the President of Indian Association of Colorado.

An internationally recognized speaker, Ms. Voria has been featured on BBC World News –London as a commentator on climate change and the role of various nations’ stances on the issue. She also participated in Voice of America TV and Radio’s thought provoking discussion entitled Global Women’s Empowerment. Furthermore, she was featured on India Today, a leading magazine, and spoke on the importance of Non Resident Indian’s role in contributing to the rise of India as an economic superpower, The Times of India, India Abroad, The Denver Post, The Denver Business Journal and the Colorado Today Television show. Ms. Voria travels frequently between the United States and India, promoting businesses and consulting for corporations and industry trade associations. She also travelled worldwide to China, India, Israel, New Zealand and other countries as Keynote Speaker for Global CEO Business Conferences.