Biden appoints two Indian-Americans for US Advisory Committee


Now Revathi Advaithi, CEO of Flex, and Manish Bapna, CEO of the Natural Resources Defence Council, will be part of the advisory committee

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US President Joe Biden welcomed two Indian-Americans, Flex CEO Revathi Advaith and CEO Manish Bapna of the Natural Resources Defence Council, to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Advaithi’s Flex is the global manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world. The Committee includes up to 45 members recommended by the US Trade Representative and appointed by the President.

Revathi Advaithi is the Chief Executive Officer of Flex, the global manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world. According to a White House release, Advaithi has been responsible for architecting the company’s strategic direction and leading Flex through a transformation that is defining a new era in manufacturing. Before joining, Advaithi was president and COO for Eaton, a company with more than USD20 billion in sales and 102,000 employees. She has also worked at Eaton’s electrical sector, Americas, and Honeywell, and serves on the Board of Directors of Uber and Advaithi is a Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Advanced Manufacturing CEO Community and joined the WEF Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders. She has the distinction of making it to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list for 4 consecutive years and was named as one of Business Today’s Most Powerful Women in India.

President and CEO of the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), Manish Bapna has been a leading  figure  by taking care in providing efficient and strategic solutions to poverty and climate change. He has been the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the World Resources Institute, which prioritizes human development in relation to the environment.

Before pursuing a role in advocacy, Bapna took jobs at McKinsey & Company and the World Bank. The overall policy advice of the US Trade Representative in light of matters concerning development, implementation, and administration would be initiated by 14 people on the Advisory Committee.

Some of the critical objectives of these committee members include deciding roles before getting into trade agreements, the impact of executing trade agreements, the smooth working of the trade agreement that has already been entered, etc., as per the White House.

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