Indian-origin entrepreneur in US Trade Committee

Close on the heels of his appointment three months ago as a member of the Advisory Board of the Export-Import Bank, Indian American entrepreneur and investor Frank F Islam has been appointed as a member of the Obama Administration’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and US Trade Representative Ron Kirk, in a jointly-signed letter said his appointment would be for four years, said, “We look forward to working with you in developing and implementing trade policies that serve your industry and the national interest.”

The ITAC jointly administered by the Commerce Department and USTR- provides a public-private forum “to ensure that industry has a voice in formulating the trade policy of the United States.”

Islam told that “I am just elated, honoured and humbled to serve on this Committee because it is a great opportunity for an Indian American in the private sector to offer advice on and be a part in helping to shape trade policies of the Obama administration.” Read More

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