President of the U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council (USBBC) Ambassador Atul Keshap has said Bangladesh is one of the most exciting markets in the world right now and one of the most inspiring development stories of the past two decades.
He said Bangladesh’s anticipated graduation from LDC status in 2026 presents a potent moment for the American business community to expand their ambitions in the nation, and for the U.S. and Bangladesh to shape a forward-looking trade vision geared towards a new and rising Bangladesh.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced that Ambassador Atul Keshap, former U.S. Diplomat and current President of the U.S.-India Business Council, will now serve as the President of the U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council (USBBC), as part of his expanded role as Senior Vice President for South Asia.
The USBBC, under his leadership, will host the inaugural visit of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on May 2. The event will center on the theme of “U.S.-Bangladesh Economic Cooperation,” and advance discussions on bilateral trade and smart growth.
With an expanding roster that stands at 40 members, USBBC spans energy, power, digital economy, financial services and digital payments, insurance, healthcare, aerospace and defense, ridesharing, food and beverages, water, and sustainability sectors.
The U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council, inaugurated by Prime Minister Hasina in 2021, is the premiere industry organization in the U.S.-Bangladesh economic corridor and among the fastest growing bilateral business councils in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s International Division.
“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to lead the USBBC at this auspicious time in Bangladesh’s economic development. I look forward to strengthening the global commercial partnerships which are fueling Bangladesh’s rapid growth,”Ambassador Atul Keshap
President of the U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council
As President of the U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council, Ambassador Keshap will continue this work and help connect businesses to the enormous opportunities posed by Bangladesh’s impressive development trajectory.