South Asia chief appointed to US-India Business Council Board

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Washington, Apr 22 (UNI) The US-India Business Council has announced the appointment of Richard G. Kirkland, President, South Asia, Lockheed Martin Global, Inc. to its Board of Directors.

The Council is the premier business advocacy organisation representing 280 of the largest US companies investing in India, joined by two dozen of India's largest global companies. USIBC's mandate is to strengthen US-India commercial ties.

Lockheed Martin is a Chairman's Circle of the US-India Business Council and has a long engagement in business in India with commercial satellite sales, support for civil government and defence related programs.

Lockheed Martin, India Private Limited was established to permit full engagement of all the business areas in Lockheed Martin across the entire spectrum of government acquisitions, services and support.

Rick Kirkland's appointment to the USIBC board represents the manifestation of the US-India Strategic Partnership, said a USIBC press release.

"Lockheed Martin's recent success on the C-130J aircraft program for the Indian Air Force and involvement across several key security programs is a testament to the company's global ," said US-India Business Council Chairman Indra Nooyi.

Rick brings deep expertise and knowledge of the region, having held key positions in the US Government and within Lockheed Martin, especially in the corporation's international operations.

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