11 Updates
Obama names Indian-American to key trade job
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Obama names Indian-American to key trade job

Oct 4 2013, 11:10pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has named yet another Indian American, Kerala University physics graduate Arun M. Kumar, to lead the trade promotion arm of the US Commerce Department charged with helping US companies succeed in markets around the world.

Washington, Oct 5 — US President Barack Obama has named yet another Indian American, Kerala University physics graduate Arun M. Kumar, to lead the trade promotion arm of the US Commerce Department...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

41 weeks ago

Obama names Indian-American to key trade job

Oct 4 2013, 11:10pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has named yet another Indian American, Kerala University physics graduate Arun M. Kumar, to lead the trade promotion arm of the US Commerce Department charged with helping US companies succeed in markets around the world.

Washington, Oct 5 — US President Barack Obama has named yet another Indian American, Kerala University physics graduate Arun M. Kumar, to lead the trade promotion arm of the US Commerce Department charged with helping US companies succeed in markets around the world.

Kumar, who has been nominated Assistant Secretary and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, would on Senate confirmation succeed another Indian American, Secunderabad-born Suresh Kumar.

Nominating Kumar with four other individuals to key administration posts, Obama said: "The extraordinary dedication these men and women bring to their new roles will greatly serve the American people.

"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."

According to the White House, Kumar who received a BSc in Physics from the University of Kerala, India, went on to get an S.M. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kumar was a partner and member of the Board of Directors at KPMG LLP. From 2005 until his retirement in September 2013, Kumar led the firm's West Coast Finance Management Consulting practice.

He also led the firm's US-India practice from 2007 to 2013. Kumar joined KPMG in 1995 as a Finance Management Leader. From 1993 to 1995, Kumar 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; and the Director of Planning & Management Information at Silicon Graphics, Inc from 1989 to 1990.

From 1980 to 1984, he was the controller of Elxsi Inc and from 1984 to 1988 co-founder, CFO, and Vice President of Operations for Cydrome, Inc, a minisupercomputer company.

At over two dozen, Obama administration boasts of having the highest number of Indian Americans in key jobs than any previous administrations in US.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

2 hours ago

Georgia Senate Runoff: David Perdue Bests Jack Kingston For Republican Nomination

Jul 22 2014 9:54pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" - Arrivals
ATLANTA (AP) — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in a Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. On Tuesday night, unofficial returns showed Perdue with a lead of more than 6,000 votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting. Perdue is a former corporate CEO making his first bid for public office. He campaigned as an outsider and called Kingston a career politician w ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
10

2 hours ago

U.S. Crackdown On Human Trafficking Leads To 192 Arrests, Seizure Of Over $625,000 In Illicit Profits

Jul 22 2014 9:38pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Jeh Johnson Briefs Members Of Senate On Illegal Immigration Crisis
WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - U.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits in a month-long crackdown on human smuggling in response to an influx of illegal immigration into Texas, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the campaign underscored the government's pledge t ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
9

4 hours ago

Obama Attributes Wildfires To Climate Change

Jul 22 2014 8:05pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Senate Holds Hearing On Increase Of Undocumented Immigrants At Southern Border
SEATTLE (AP) — President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change. Obama, speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday, offered federal help to deal with Washington's wildfire, the largest in the state's history. He said Feder ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
8

4 hours ago

Israel provoked this war

Jul 22 2014 7:49pm CDT | Source: POLITICO

A person (L) looking to work within the
Opinion: It's up to President Barack Obama to stop the ...
Source: POLITICO   Full article at: POLITICO
 

 
Update
7

4 hours ago

Will classic Joe Biden remark haunt him?

Jul 22 2014 7:47pm CDT | Source: WND

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands at Four Freedoms Awards in Middelburg
Vice President Joe Biden, who in the past has stated that “jobs” is a three-letter word, “J-O-B-S,” and praised how President Franklin D. Roosevelt responded on television to the 1929 market crash (even though that happened before his term and television hadn’t been invented yet) now has authored another fairly extreme statement. Only this time the ripples could extend beyond the usual guffaws from those who know the career politician for his a ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
5

4 hours ago

Obama Pledges Justice In Visit To Dutch Embassy

Jul 22 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Dutch Reaction After 189 Of Their Citizens Perish On Flight MH17
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity during a phone call with the Dutch leader. At the embassy, Obama said he wanted to assure the Dutch people that the U.S. will work with them to recover the bodies of their loved one ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
4

6 hours ago

The Obamanation explained

Jul 22 2014 6:15pm CDT | Source: WND

China's Muslim's Observe Ramadan
The question has been asked many times over the last five years: What is Barack Obama doing? Why is he inviting massive numbers of illegal aliens, including children, to risk their lives to swarm our southern border? Why has he created a national health-care system that is unsustainable economically in the long term and is creating crisis in the short term? Why is he turning down the opportunity to buy oil from our neighbor to the north and forcing Canada to sell it to China instead? In s ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
3

6 hours ago

How immigrant kids are endangering schools

Jul 22 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: WND

President Obama Visits Austin
Another crisis is brewing as a result of the influx of immigrants into the United States: The crushing academic overload as well as the health and safety of students at public schools. Massachusetts is decrying the surplus of Central American immigrant children into their public schools. Gov. Deval Patrick accommodated Barack Obama’s request to shelter illegal immigrant families – which happen to be in ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
2

6 hours ago

Obama's VA Nominee Vows Corporate-Style Discipline Following Scandal

Jul 22 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

President Obama and daughter Sasha hike at Great Falls Park
By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of mismanagement and fraud. Bob McDonald, the former chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co, the world's largest manufacturer of household products, told the Senate Veter ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

6 hours ago

Issa Asserts Poverty, Not Violence, Driving Immigrants Here

Jul 22 2014 5:56pm CDT | Source: Big Government

President Obama Visits Austin
U-T San Diego reports that Rep. Darrell Issa now believes the primary cause of the massive number of immigrants crossing the U.S. Southern border is not increased violence in the immigrants’ countries, but poverty.  Issa, who just visited Central America, said that a loophole in a 2008 human trafficking law which allows unaccompanied minors to enter the U.S. if they are escaping from home-country violence is being abused. Issa asserted to U-T San Diego, “This is something pe ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Israel airport safe, says minister
Jerusalem, July 23 (IANS) Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the country's airport is safe for landings and take-offs, despite the fact that a rocket fired from Gaza had landed near the airport.
 
 
Investigators to probe MH17 black boxes
Kuala Lumpur, July 23 (IANS) Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai Wednesday said that crashed Malaysia Airline flight MH17's black boxes would be handed over to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) for forensic analysis.
 
 
Kerry, Abbas discuss Gaza ceasefire
Ramallah, July 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the possibilities of reaching a ceasefire to end the on-going violence in the Gaza Strip.
 
 
Fighting in Gaza will end 'in very near future': UN chief
United Nations, July 23 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that he believed his talks with world leaders will lead to an end to the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas "in the very near future".
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Stoke City sign Bojan from Barcelona
London, July 23 (IANS) English Premier League club Stoke City has announced that the team has signed Spanish striker Bojan Krkic, known as simply "Bojan", from Barcelona. The 23-year-old Bojan, coming up through the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Cheryl Cole's mother approves of husband
Cheryl Cole's mother approves of her new husband. The 'Crazy Stupid Love' singer tied the knot with Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in a secret ceremony earlier this month after less than three months of dating, but the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Katie Price regrets love tattoos
Katie Price regrets having tattoos of her exes' names. The glamour model is haunted by the body art she got while married to ex-husband Peter Andre and in a relationship with ex-fiancé Leandro Penna, but Katie admits...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Emma Stone: Woody Allen keeps scripts 'under wraps'
Emma Stone says Woody Allen ''goes to great lengths'' to keep details of his scripts a secret. 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' actress stars alongside Colin Firth in Allen's upcoming romantic comedy 'Magic in the Moonlight'...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Six African teams for Nairobi World Hockey League
Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) Six teams have confirmed participation in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Hockey League Series in Nairobi from Sep 2-7. The competition will serve as a qualifier for the 2015...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Israel airport safe, says minister
Jerusalem, July 23 (IANS) Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the country's airport is safe for landings and take-offs, despite the fact that a rocket fired from Gaza had landed near the airport....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Investigators to probe MH17 black boxes
Kuala Lumpur, July 23 (IANS) Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai Wednesday said that crashed Malaysia Airline flight MH17's black boxes would be handed over to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB)...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Scottish minister sees CWG as inspirational
Glasgow, July 23 (IANS) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has expressed confidence that the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will be "an inspiration" to cities in Scotland which have the ability to manage the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
What Marketers Can Learn From Airbnb's Attempt To Rebrand
Marketers don’t cut people open, design cars that can crash, handle hazardous waste or fly into war zones. Relatively speaking, it’s a low-stakes profession. The job is varied and fast-paced, pays well, and has shorter...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning
Rio de Janeiro, July 23 (IANS) Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instil "organisation and planning" in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time. The 50...
Read more on Sport Balla