On Wednesday US President Joe Biden nominated Indian-American Arun Venkataraman for the Director-General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service and the Assistant Secretary for Global Markets in the Department of Commerce.
As per the White House readout, Venkataraman has over 20 years of experience advising companies, international organisations and the US government on international trade issues. He is presently the Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce, advising the Department on trade and other international economic matters.
Arun was a Senior Director at Visa, a leading global government engagement strategy on a range of international policy issues including digital economy, trade, tax and sanctions, before joining the Biden-Harris Administration.
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