Dr. Arun C Vakil, who has authored 'GATEWAY TO AMERICA', is an expert on various aspects of America - its lifestyle, education, history, geography, political systems, visa regulations and what have you. He has traveled extensively all around the United States several times. As the Secretary-General of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce for nearly a decade, he was continuously involved in promoting Indo-US commercial relations. Dr. Vakil has written several articles on Indo-US aspects in prestigious publications of India. He has conducted various seminars and public talks on different facets of America.

Dr. Vakil was associated with the US Consulate in Mumbai as an Economist during 1974-77. Moreover, he has been the President, American Alumni Association, 1981-82; and Vice-President, Indo-American Society (IAS), for 10 years. His contribution in nurturing IAS since last over 25 years is well known.

Very few individuals have had as close a perception of America, as has Dr. Vakil. He lived in America during 1968-70 as a student; visited America in 1976 as a doctoral research scholar, toured the United States in 1979 as a Member-Secretary of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Business Delegation and toured America as a visitor in 1984, 1988, 1996, 1999 and 2002 and lived in the US during 1985-86 as an immigrant. He was Director, Smith white sharma Halpern, US-based immigration law firm at its Mumbai branch during 2004-05.He attended the annual American immigration Lawyers' Asssociation conference in Philadelphia in 2004 and in Salt Lake City in 2005. He periodically participates in 'chats' organised by Rediff.com.

Dr. Vakil had lectured US Orientation courses for students going to the US, organized by the United States Education Foundation in India and Indo-American Society and also on US visa and immigration laws organized by different institutions in various parts of India. He is Hon. Director, Valmiki Group, Hyderabad an Advisor, Career Mosaic, Ahmedabad; both study abroad organisations.He is Business Associate of Gurgaon headquartered Suparsa Aviation Services involved in recruitment of young Indians to get Commercial Pilot License training in the US

Dr. Vakil is known to his friends and associates as a man having multi-disciplinary interests. His intellectual curiosity, foresight, perception and inherent tendency to be thorough, and his drive towards perfection have made him to deliver products of great class and total quality. GATEWAY TO AMERICA -the resource book on US visas and other relevant issues about the USA, is one such example. In 2006, he has updated this book successfully for the fifth time with amazing details and e-references of great value to users.

Son of legendary economist, Prof. C. N. Vakil; Dr. Arun C. Vakil had an international exposure at very early stage in his life. Higher education in the US has moulded his personality and brought 'system' and 'organisational skills' into his mental make-up and way of living. This has enriched people who have worked with him in different capacities. His helpful nature has multiplied his popularity among people from different walks of life, of all ages.

Dr. Arun C. Vakil is also known for his Public Relations and Communication skills. He has taught courses on "Effective Communication Techniques" for Indo-American Society as well as private corporations such as BARC, National Peroxide and Rosemount India Ltd. He has lectured various organizations like Rotary Clubs in India, the US and Australia. He was a Group Study Exchange Scholar to Australia in 1975. He has been a popular face on Doordarshan talk shows for almost a decade in 60s and 70s and has done a number of discussion programs for All India Radio. He has over 200 publications on US matters, including US immigration and Visa policies & procedures. Environmental Issues, Current Affairs and Indian Economy in leading Indian dailies and magazines. He has reviewed over 75 books. He is periodically interviewed as US visa expert on CNBC, Zee Marathi, Zee Business, Sahara and CTV channels

He also runs a recruitment, business under 'Arun Vakil Consultants' for employment needs of all kinds of organisations at all levels of positions in India.