Two Indians named to US Trade Policy and Negotiations Advisory Committee


US President Joe Biden on Friday nominated two Indian-Americans, Flex CEO Revathi Advaiti and Natural Resources Defense Council CEO Manish Bapna, to the ‘Trade Policy and Negotiations’ advisory committee.

Biden indicated on Friday to appoint 14 people to the advisory committee. The committee provides overall policy advice to the US Trade Representatives on matters of development, implementation and administration of US trade policy.

The White House said that since taking over as CEO of Flex in 2019, Advaiti has been responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction and leading Flex through change. This company is defining a new era in manufacturing.

She has been named among Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Industry and Business Today’s list of Most Powerful Women in India for four consecutive years.

The White House said that Manish Bapna is the chairman and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). NRDC has been instrumental in bringing about several environmental achievements in the last half a century.

Bapna’s leadership roles in her 25-year career have focused on tackling the root causes of poverty and climate change.


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