August 30th, 2011, at Hotel Trident, Regal Room, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Mr. Atul Nishar, President, of Namaste America- Indo American Association for Art & Culture, Mr. Pradeep Udhas, President, IACC and Mr. Snehal Muzoomdar, President, IAS, hosted a welcome reception in honor of the US Consul General, Mumbai, Mr. Peter Haas. Namaste America’s main objective is to promote Art and Culture between the Indian and American communities. The major objective of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is to promote Indo-American business, trade and economic relations. Indo-American Society (IAS) is a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange and for the promotion of friendship between the peoples of India and America.

Mr. Pradeep Udhas, President, IACC, welcomed the new US Consul General. Mr. Atul Nishar, President, Namaste America introduced Mr. Peter Haas to the gathering.

Mr. Peter Haas assumed the post of US Consul General in Mumbai on August 1st, 2011. Immediately prior to coming to Mumbai, Consul General Haas served as the Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. An economic officer by training, his previous diplomatic posts include London, Rabat, Washington, Port-au-Prince, and Berlin. Consul General Haas holds a BA in International Studies and German from Illinois Wesleyan University. He was a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics, where he earned Master of Science degrees in the Politics of the World Economy and Comparative Government.

This warm welcome was witnessed by dignitaries across the city from Industrialists, Corporate CEO’s, Celebrities, US Consulate Staff to numerous other Socialites and Media Personalities.

Seen giving their best wishes to Mr. Peter Haas were Richard Rothman, Anne Grimes, Sunita Menon, Mukeeta & Pramit Jhaveri, Niraj Bajaj, Ranjit Shahani & Dr.Indu Shahani, Nikhil Meswani, Arti & Kailash Surendranath, Madhu & Satish Shah, Mona & A.N. Roy, D.Sivanandan, Shalini Sharma, Ananya & Bharat Dabholkar,Bhagyashree &Himalay Dassani & Farid Currim.

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