Tapan Banerjee, PhD, serves as a Senior Adviser to Whirlwind. He is the Senior Vice President for Global Partners United, and served as the former Executive Director of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD). He has over 25 years of experience in the field of international business development, with a special focus on creating opportunities for people with disabilities in corporate and public ventures.
Presently, he is Counselor, Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE); Consultant, National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education; local chair corps for Wheels of the World; Board of Directors, Excel, an employment opportunity program for disabled persons; Program Manager, MGM consulting company dealing with training and creating opportunities for persons with disabilities; Representative from Darnesville District to Fairfax Area Disability Board and member of Long Term Care Coordinating Committee of Fairfax County, VA. He is an advisor for E-Car Corporation, for golf carts for disabled golfers; member, Board of Directors, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), USA; and Consultant, World Bank’s Disability Program, Washington, D.C.
He was the Regional Commercial Counselor for West Africa for the American Embassy in Ivory Coast, Director of the U.S. Commercial Liaison Office to the African Development Bank (ADB), U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Counselor, American Embassies in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Amsterdam; Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center in Atlanta; First Secretary/Commercial Attach, American Embassy, New Delhi, India, and First Secretary/Senior Commercial Officer for the American Embassy in Helsinki, Finland.