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February 04, 2020 13:41
Indian-American Appointed to Trump’s Advisory Commission

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An Indian- American Prem Parameswaran has been appointed by the President of the United States Donald Trump as a member of the Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The appointment has been done prior to the US President Donald Trump paying a visit to India which has scheduled to be between the 24th- 26th of February.

Parameswaran is said to be the only Indian who has been selected in the commission that comprised of thirteen members.

Prem Parameswaran is currently the president of Indian motion picture production and distribution company Eros International’s North America operations.

The resignations has been submitted by ten members of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are known as the AAPIs in the year 2017. The move had been taken as they had stated their objection to the portrayal that has been made by Donald Trump as he had portrayed the immigrants, refugees, people of color and people of various faiths as untrustworthy, threatening and a drain on the nation.

Parameswaran has said in a statement that being an Indian- American from New York and the son of Indian immigrants who had come to the country as students, he feels overwhelmed and honoured by being appointed as the member of the Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

He added saying that he looks forward in working with co- chairman Elaine Chao, secretary of transportation, as well as the fellow members of the President’s Advisory Commission in order to improve the health, education and economic status of AAPI.

Paremeswaran has earlier worked with the Jefferies Group and was the head of media and telecom for the Americans.

He was born, brought up and based in New York and has joined Eros International in the year 2015 and has been experienced in various fields which include global telecommunications, media and investment banking.

Prem Prameswaran has been graduated from the Columbia University and has also received an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

By Shrithika Kushangi

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