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Two notable Indian-American businessmen are appointed by Joe Biden to his Export Council

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President of the United States Joe Biden has announced his intention to name Rajesh Subramaniam and Punit Renjen to his influential Export Council, which serves as the main national advisory body on international commerce. According to a White House news release, the President made a list of the individuals he plans to nominate to the Council on February 28. On the list of people the president hopes to nominate as members of the influential President’s Export Council are Mr. Renjen, the former CEO of Deloitte Consulting, and Mr. Subramaniam, the CEO and president-elect of FedEx. Mark Edin, chairman of Kastle Systems, will be in charge of the Council.

The President’s Export Council now includes more than two dozen business, labour, real estate, national security, and legal professionals. Among them are Brett Hart, president of United Airlines; Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes; John Lawler, chief financial officer of Ford; Gareth Joyce, CEO of Proterra; Karen S. Lynch, president and CEO of CVS Health; and Cristiano R. Amon, CEO of Qualcomm.

After holding the position since June 2015, Mr. Renjen, 62, retired as CEO of Deloitte Worldwide on December 31. He is currently the Emeritus Global CEO of Deloitte. According to the White House, under his direction, Deloitte established WorldClass, an international initiative to help 100 million impoverished individuals prepare for a world of opportunity.

As president and CEO of FedEx Corporation, Mr. Subramaniam is in charge of giving all of the FedEx operational companies strategic direction. Mr. Subramaniam is a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum and the boards of directors of FedEx Corporation, Procter & Gamble Company, FIRST, U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, U.S.-China Business Council, and the China Center Advisory Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the highest civilian honour given by the President of India to the Indian diaspora in appreciation of extraordinary accomplishments in India and abroad, was also given to Mr. Subramaniam in 2023, the White House stated.

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