Mukesh Aghi is the President of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. Prior to this, he served as the President of the U.S.-India Business Council. Dr. Aghi has extensive experience working with business and government leaders in the US and India to promote trade and strengthen ties between the two countries. Dr. Aghi holds several degrees, including an advanced management diploma from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in international relations from Claremont Graduate University. He has over 27 years of experience, having worked with several multinational companies at executive positions, with postings across across diverse geographies and industries . Dr. Aghi was the founding CEO of Universitas 21 Global, the world’s largest consortium of research-led universities and global leader in providing post-graduate online education
Dr. Aghi is a fluent speaker in many international languages and was recognized by Esquire Magazine as a Global Leader and has won many awards over the course of his professional career, including the J. R. D. Tata Leadership Award.
A major marathon and mountaineering enthusiast, Dr. Aghi has competed in over 27 international marathons and climbed some of the highest peaks in North America and Europe.