25 Nov : Several Indian Americans have been appointed to the Obama-Biden transition team starting form deputy director of inter-governmental affairs and public liaison for several minority groups to director to the Office of Inter-governmental Affairs.Parag Mehta, from Texas has been named the deputy director of inter-governmental affairs and public liaison for several minority groups, including Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders.
Besides, Parag there are a few more Indian Americans in the team of which the whole Indian American community is proud of. Indian American, Nick Rathod has been appointed director to the Office of Inter-governmental Affairs. Rathod is the national outreach director of South Asians for Obama and one of its founding members.
Arti Rai, a professor of patent law at Duke University, and a classmate of Obama at Harvard Law School has been appointed as a member of the agency review team on science, technology, space, arts and humanities.
The agency review teams for the Obama-Biden transition are charged with completing a thorough review of various departments, agencies and commissions in the U S government to craft policy, budgetary and personnel decisions prior to the 20th January, 2009 inauguration date.
Anjan Mukherjee, a managing director at the private equity firm Blackstone, has been named one of several leads on the economics and international trade agency review team.
The Harvard Business School MBA is also a director of Steifel Laboratories, one of his firm’s investment. Mukherjee also campaigned with Asian Americans for Obama.