Two Indian-Americans appointed by Obama to senior administration posts

The outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed two Indian-Americans to key administration positions before demitting office in less than 100 hours.

The outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

“I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles. I know they will serve the American people well,” Obama said.

Both the announcements came along with several other last-days appointments made by the outgoing president.

D J Patil

On January 16, D J Patil was named as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Patil has served as the US chief data scientist at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy since February 2015. He is a graduate of U C San Diego and the University of Maryland at College Park.

The newly appointed senior administrators Maneesh Goyal (left) and D J Patil.

Maneesh Goyal

On January 17, Maneesh Goyal was appointed as a member of the J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Goyal is the founder of several companies including 214, Live in the Grey, Pink Sparrow Scenic, MKG and Pineapple Co., where he also serves as the chief executive. He is a graduate of Duke and Yale university.