Export-Import Bank of the US appoints 6 Indian Americans on advisory councils


These experts will serve in the subcommittees on China Competition, Climate, and Small Business to support American jobs

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The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) recently announced the appointment of its newest members to the subcommittees of EXIM’s Advisory Committee. The chosen 6 business leaders of Indian origin will work on various programs and initiatives of the agency to advance key EXIM and Biden-Harris administration priorities.

EXIM is the official central agency for export credit with the mission of supporting American jobs by making U.S. exports competitive.

Chief executive officer (CEO) of Infobalize, Pavneet Singh has been appointed as a member of the 17-member council on China Competition. He has been previously a member of the National Security and Economic Councils at the White House (2010–15) under President Obama’s administration. Singh will work to advance the comparative leadership of the US vis-à-vis China and support innovation and employment in the US through competitive export finance.

Nava Akkineni, the Vice president of Emerging Markets of Nextracker; Karl Mehta, the chairman of Quad Investors Network; Subha Nagarajan, the chairman and managing director-Global Capital Advisory, North America, GE Energy Financial Services and Meghan Pasricha, the managing director of Riverstone Holdings were roped into the 19-member council on Climate.

The purpose of the Climate Council is to help the agency in finding out gaps in private-sector financing opportunities and support environmentally beneficial, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy-storage exports from the United States.

Daniel Rajaiah, the director, of global strategy and operations of Mastercard has been appointed to the council on Small Business. He is a recipient of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2020. He will work on ways to help American small business exporters find new markets, achieve more sales, and lower the risk of selling globally.

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