US President Joe Biden has introduced his intent to appoint Indian-American commerce knowledgeable Arun Venkataraman to a key place in his administration associated to international business service.
Arun Venkataraman is the nominee for Director-General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service and Assistant Secretary for Global Markets, Department of Commerce, the White House mentioned on Wednesday.
With over 20 years of expertise in advising corporations, worldwide organisations, and the US authorities on worldwide commerce points, Arun Venkataraman is presently the Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce, advising the division on commerce and different worldwide financial issues.
Before becoming a member of the Biden-Harris administration, he was a senior director at Visa, main world authorities engagement technique on a spread of worldwide coverage points together with digital economic system, commerce, tax, and sanctions.
Arun Venkataraman beforehand served because the commerce and funding coverage advisor at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, the place he counselled multinational corporations and different organisations on e-commerce, mental property rights, and US and international commerce insurance policies.
As the first-ever Director of Policy on the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration beneath President Barack Obama, Arun Venkataraman helped form the US authorities’s responses to crucial challenges confronted by corporations within the nation and in markets world wide, together with China and India, the White House mentioned.
While on the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), he led the event and implementation of the US-India commerce coverage because the Director for India, for which he obtained the company’s Kelly Award for excellent efficiency and extraordinary management.
Arun Venkataraman additionally served because the affiliate basic counsel, representing the United States in litigation earlier than the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in negotiations on worldwide commerce agreements.
Before becoming a member of the USTR, Arun Venkataraman was a authorized officer on the WTO, advising the organisation on a variety of points raised in appeals of commerce disputes between nations.
He started his profession as a regulation clerk for Judge Jane A Restani on the US Court of International Trade. He holds a JD from the Columbia Law School, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a BA from Tufts University.