Know The 20 Indian-Americans At Key Position In Biden-Harris administration

Washington: US President Joe Biden has nominated 20 Indian-Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his administration, a record for the small ethnic community that constitutes one per cent of America’s population.

As many as 17 of them would be part of the Biden administration in the powerful White House complex.

So, who are these individuals?

Neera Tanden

The 50-year-old has been nominated as the Director for the White House Office of Management & Budget.

Vanita Gupta

The 45-year-old has been nominated as the Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice.

Vivek Murthy

Murthy has been nominated as the US Surgeon-General at the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Mala Adiga

She has been appointed as the Policy Director to the Future First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

Sabrina Singh

This 32-year-old will also be serving the future first lady as she has been named her Deputy Press Secretary.

Aisha Shah

She has been named as partnership manager at the White House Office of Digital Strategy.

Sameera Fazili

She will occupy the key position of Deputy Director at the US National Economic Council in the White House.

Bharat Ramamurti

The National Economic Council will have another Indian American, Ramamurti, who has also been named as the deputy director.

Gautam Raghavan

India-born Raghavan, who served in the Obama administration, will return to the White House as Deputy Director at the office of presidential personnel.

Vinay Reddy

In Biden’s inner circle will be Reddy who has been named as the Director for Speechwriting.

Vedant Patel

The Gujarat-born Patel will serve as assistant Press Secretary to the President.

Tarun Chhabra

First-generation American Chhabra will serve as the Senior Director for Technology.

Sumona Guha

Guha will serve as Senior Director for South Asia.

Shanthi Kalathil

She will serve as Co-ordinator for Democracy & Human Rights.

Sonia Aggarwal

Aggarwal will be joining the Office of Domestic Climate Policy at the White House.

She will serve as Senior Advisor for Climate Policy & Innovation.

Vidur Sharma

Sharma has been appointed as Policy Advisor for Testing in the White House Covid-19 Response Team.

Lastly, two Indian American women have been appointed in the office of the White House Counsel.

Neha Gupta

She will serve as the Associate Counsel.

Reema Shah

She will serve as Deputy Associate Counsel.