Rich Verma

Rich Verma

Vice Chairman, The Asia Group

Rich Verma is Vice Chairman at The Asia Group, and most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to India from December 2014 to January 2017. He has more than two decades of experience at the highest levels of government, business, and diplomacy across the Indo-Pacific region. Rich began his career in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Force judge advocate. He has worked as a senior counselor at Steptoe & Johnson, as senior adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from 2002 to 2007, and as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs in the State Department from 2007 to 2011. He has extensive experience in national security and nonproliferation issues. In 2007, he was named by “India Abroad” as one of the 50 most influential Indian-Americans.