Khush Choksy is senior vice president of International Development and senior vice president of Middle East and Turkey at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity he overseas member services and fundraising across the International Division, in addition to leading the Chamber’s programs in the Middle East, Turkey, and parts of Central Asia.
As head of the International Development Department, Choksy is responsible for member services across all the U.S. Chamber’s companies that are part of its International Division. He is also responsible for fundraising across the International Division.
As head of the Middle East and Turkey Department, Choksy’s responsibilities include oversight of several bilateral programs including the U.S.-Bahrain Business Council, the U.S.-Egypt Business Council, the U.S.-GCC Business Initiative, the U.S.-Iraq Business Council, the U.S.-Israel Business Council, the U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Council, the U.S.-Kuwait Business Council, the U.S.-Qatar Business Program, the U.S.-Saudi Business Program, the U.S.-Turkey Business Council, and the U.S.-UAE Program. Under his leadership, the Middle East portfolio has expanded to become one of the U.S. Chamber’s largest international programs representing over 200 companies, many in the innovative sectors of the economy. Choksy also led the effort to integrate the U.S.-India Business Council into the U.S. Chamber.
Before joining the Chamber, Choksy was a director at Chemonics International. There, he led teams developing economic ties between the United States and the Middle East. He lived and worked in Jordan for seven years, and also lived and worked in India, Sri Lanka, and the U.K. Prior to that, Choksy worked for the Parsons Corporation, a large engineering and management services firm. He is a recognized thought leader on the role of international business in the global economy, and in particular in fast growing markets in Asia and the Middle East.
Choksy received his M.B.A. in strategic management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Hamilton College. He lives with his wife and daughter in Chevy Chase, Maryland.