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?
The 50-year-old has been nominated as the Director for the White House Office of Management & Budget.
The 45-year-old has been nominated as the Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice.
Murthy has been nominated as the US Surgeon-General at the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
She has been appointed as the Policy Director to the Future First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.
This 32-year-old will also be serving the future first lady as she has been named her Deputy Press Secretary.
She has been named as partnership manager at the White House Office of Digital Strategy.
She will occupy the key position of Deputy Director at the US National Economic Council in the White House.
The National Economic Council will have another Indian American, Ramamurti, who has also been named as the deputy director.
India-born Raghavan, who served in the Obama administration, will return to the White House as Deputy Director at the office of presidential personnel.
In Biden’s inner circle will be Reddy who has been named as the Director for Speechwriting.
The Gujarat-born Patel will serve as assistant Press Secretary to the President.
First-generation American Chhabra will serve as the Senior Director for Technology.
Guha will serve as Senior Director for South Asia.
She will serve as Co-ordinator for Democracy & Human Rights.
Aggarwal will be joining the Office of Domestic Climate Policy at the White House.
She will serve as Senior Advisor for Climate Policy & Innovation.
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.
She will serve as the Associate Counsel.
She will serve as Deputy Associate Counsel.