Joe Biden selects Indian-American Bharat Ramamurti as key member of his economic team

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US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday added one other Indian-American to the highest tier of his administration by deciding on Bharat Ramamurti as deputy director of his National Economic Council, a White House company that advises the president on home and international economic coverage.

Biden additionally picked Joelle Gamble as particular assistant to the president for economic coverage, and David Kamin as the second deputy director of the National Economic Council.

“Today’s appointees have broad viewpoints on how to build a stronger and more inclusive middle-class. With their robust experience and qualifications, they will provide the needed voices to guide my administration in overcoming our nation’s unprecedented economic challenges,” Biden mentioned whereas asserting the appointments.

Ramamurti is at present managing director of company energy programme at Roosevelt Institute, a assume tank.

He has beforehand served on a congressional fee overseeing the rollout of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the over $2 trillion stimulus package deal enacted in March to assist struggling Americans and companies.

Ramamurti has additionally served as an aide to Senator Elizabeth Warren for seven years.

Ramamurti’s dad and mom got here to the US from Tamil Nadu. His father Ravi Ramamurti did his doctorate at Harvard, and the youthful Ramamurti studied at Harvard years later, and so did his twin siblings Gita and Arjun Ramamurti, in line with Harvard Magazine.

Biden has named a quantity of Indian-descent Americans to his team, beginning with the historic choose of Kamala Harris, who’s the primary Black, lady and American of Indian, south Asian and Asian descent elected as US vice-president.

He has nominated Neera Tanden as cupboard secretary in cost of finances and Vivek Murthy as surgeon normal. Vinay Reddy is a prime speech-writer for the president-elect, persevering with in a task he began when Biden was vice-president.

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