Indian American Arun Kumar nominated to Top White House Post

First Published by BP Staff on 6 Oct, 2013 at 08:24 AM IST under World

Indian American Citizen Arun Kumar has been nominated to a top White House post by US President Barack Obama. Kumar would serve as the In-Charge of US International Trade.

President Obama said while announcing the nomination to several other key administration positions that the extraordinary dedication these men and women bring to their new roles will greatly serve the American people. He said, he looks forward to working with them in the months and years to come.

Arun M Kumar, till recently a partner and member of the Board of Directors at consultancy firm KPMG, was nominated yesterday, by Obama to be the Assistant Secretary and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration in the Department of Commerce.

“The extraordinary dedication these men and women bring to their new roles will greatly serve the American people,” Obama said as he announced nomination to several other key administration positions.

“I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” he said.

Kumar joined KPMG in 1995 as a Finance Management Leader. and from 2005 until his retirement in September 2013, he led the firm’s West Coast Finance Management Consulting practice.

He also led the firm’s US-India practice from 2007 to 2013.

Kumar received a Bachelors degree in Physics from the University of Kerala in India, and an S M in Management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US.

From 1993 to 1995, he was the founder and CEO of Planning & Logic, Inc, a software company. Prior to that, he was co-founder and CFO of Netlabs, Inc from 1991 to 1993; the CFO of Elite Microelectronics, Inc from 1990 to 1991.

He also held important positions in several organisations from 1980 to 1990.

 

Last Updated on October 6, 2013 at 8:51 AM IST


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