What is the current status of US-India relations especially when it comes to business and joint venture opportunities in India? We spoke with Mara M. Burr, who is the Senior Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington DC. She joined the company in 2014 when Richard Verma left the group to become the American Ambassador to India.

In this interview we spoke to Burr bout US-India relationship. How has the relationship changed and what are the business opporunities? What else needs to be done by the current Indian government to make it easy to do business in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ushered in a new set of reforms and Make in India campaign Burr explains. These reforms are pro-India and pro-business she adds. Tune in to find out what else she has to say on doing business in India.

Besides US-India relations, we spoke to her about women and if they negotiate differently. Burr made some very interesting points on how women negotiate. We also spoke to her about growing up in Minnesota and people that influenced and inspired her. One of them was a priest, who inspired her to become a lawyer.

Burr has 18 years of experience as a negotiator in  international trade and investment areas. From 2004-2010 she served as Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for environment and national resources. Prior to that she practiced trade law.