Purnima Voria is the Founder and CEO of the National US India Chamber of Commerce (NUICC), an international organization that promotes 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 and India to help their companies better compete in the new, dynamic global economy with enhanced trade relations. The membership of NUICC spans across a wide spectrum of industries, with direct membership strength of approximately 9,200 people worldwide.
An international business advocate, Ms. Voria is a business owner, educator, motivational speaker and a U.S. India expert. She consults with small and large businesses to help them market and source their products in India; qualifies local partners; provides a road map for businesses that are entering the Indian marketplace; provides legal, taxation and regulatory consultation; and offers in-company training workshops.
Ms. Voria’s direct bilateral trade efforts between the U.S. and India have resulted in increased exports of U.S. products into India, increased manufacturing opportunities for U.S. companies in India, and joint venture opportunities between the two nations. She has also assisted major U.S. corporations by providing her expertise in managing business operations in India and has trained several companies about business cultural norms before they embarked into India to set up their businesses. Ms. Voria has worked extensively on Corporate Social Responsibility fundraising-related initiatives.
In 2004, Ms. Voria was appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke as a National Advisor to the Minority Business Development Agency to drive growth and policy-making for 5.8 million minority businesses in the US, which attributes to a trillion dollar economy. She also served US Commerce Secretaries John Bryson, Rebecca Blank, and Penny Pritzker under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama’s administration from 2004-2014. In 2017, Ms. Voria was invited by the US State Department to join Ivanka Trump at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India.
Ms. Voria has 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. She is listed in Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals.
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 also the President of India Association of Colorado.
An internationally recognized speaker, Ms. Voria served as Opening Speaker for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Trade and Investments. She 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, as well as 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 U.S. and India, promoting businesses and consulting for corporations and industry trade associations. She has also travelled globally to China, Israel, New Zealand, and other countries as keynote speaker for Global CEO business conferences.