Over 200 PIOs occupy leadership positions in 15 countries: Report


Washington: More than two hundred Indian-origin persons occupy leadership positions in 15 countries and of them 60 hold Cabinet ranks.

An US-based organisation working among Indian diaspora said leaders of Indian heritage have ascended to the highest echelons of public service in 15 countries across the globe.

Indiaspora founder MR Rangaswami said “These leaders are building a legacy for future generations, and one that extends beyond our community to all of the constituents and communities that they serve.

The list also includes diplomats, legislators, heads of central banks and senior civil servants from countries with significant histories of diaspora migration, such as Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.

According to India’s Ministry of External Affairs, with over 32 million people of Indian origin or (PIOs) globally, Indians are the largest diaspora population in the world.

The list includes immigrants from India, as well as professionals born in countries such as Singapore, South Africa, England, Canada and the US.


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