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Obama appoints Indian American to key post

September 01, 2012 12:30 IST

US President Barack Obama has announced to appoint eminent Indian American, Romesh Wadhwani, to a key administration post by making him board of trustees of the prestigious John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In all Obama announced nine members on the board of trustees of the prestigious John F Kennedy Centre.

"These dedicated men and women bring a wealth of experience and talent to their new roles and I am proud to have them serve in this Administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come," Obama said in a statement yesterday.

Founder, chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group, Dr Wadhwani previously was the founder, chairman, and CEO of several software and IT companies, including Aspect Development.

He is the founder and Chairperson of the Wadhwani Foundation, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, the White House said.

He is actively involved in Kennedy Centre initiatives, having served as Co-Chair of the Maximum India Festival in 2011 and as a supporter of the 2010 Honors Gala.

Wadhwani received a BA from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, and an MS and PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University.

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