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Pakistan Origin Man Appointed Deputy Head Of SBA By President Biden

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Dilawar Syed, a Pakistani-American has been nominated as the deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) by US President Joe Biden.

In a statement issued by the White House, Dilawar’s nomination was announced. He also confirmed the news as he took to Twitter to thank the administration.

He wrote: “I’m deeply humbled & honored by President Biden’s nomination of me to help lead @SBAgov as the Deputy Administrator. If confirmed by the US Senate, I will put my heart & soul into helping small businesses everywhere in these challenging times. Their grit makes America strong.”

Dilawar immigrated to the US from Pakistan as a freshman student to attend The College of Wooster in Ohio and later on continued his education there. He went to earn a BA in Economics and Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin and a MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, reported Dawn News.

Dilawar is currently the President at an AI for healthcare company, Lumiata and had previously also served as the President at Freshworks.

The White House statement listed down his civic efforts “at the federal, state, and local level focusing on economic growth and entrepreneurship.”

The statement read: “He served on President Obama’s White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and chaired the White House Initiative on AAPIs’ Economic Growth Committee. In that role, Syed led the administration’s engagement with small businesses across the US after the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.”

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