A native of Allahabad, India, Sunil Gulati has played an important role in the development of U.S. Soccer since the early 1980’s and has been intimately involved in the rise of the U.S. National Teams to prominence. Elected U.S. Soccer President in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014, Gulati also serves as one of three CONCACAF representatives on the FIFA Executive Committee. As a highly regarded senior lecturer in the economics department at Columbia University, Gulati balances his academic work with numerous responsibilities within the sport worldwide. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Soccer Foundation. Gulati graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bucknell University and earned his M.A. and M. Phil. in Economics at Columbia University. Gulati and his wife, Marcela, have one son, Emilio, and one daughter, Sofia. They live in New York City. He has served as a trustee for Randall’s Island Park Alliance since 2006.