Shuchita Sonalika

UK Director

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Shuchita Sonalika has recently taken over as the Director and Head – UK at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Based in London, she is responsible for managing initiatives that promote India-UK economic relations by way of business conferences and programs, two-way trade/ investment missions, as well as research and policy-related projects. She has also represented CII at multilateral fora such as the B20 and the Commonwealth Business Forum.

Previously, she was based in CII’s North America representative office in the Washington D.C. area.  She has five years of experience in handling India-US economic cooperation in sectors including Trade and Commerce, Agriculture, Defence, Space, Education, Energy, Infrastructure as well as Small and Medium Enterprises. She also supported several CII activities in Canada.

Shuchita joined the International Division at the CII headquarters in New Delhi, India in January 2009, where she assisted in several projects promoting Indian industry’s interests in in US, Canada, Russia and Mexico. Prior to that, she was consulting on various international marketing and communication projects.

A graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland – College Park, she specialized in International Business. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the School of Public Policy also at the University of Maryland. A National Parks enthusiast, she enjoys painting and photography at leisure.