National Economic Council’s Bharat Ramamurti Named Advisor for Strategic Economic Communications
- The Indian American is a key member of the president’s economic team and was appointed to the role on Dec. 21, 2020.
Bharat Ramamurti, currently the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (NEC), will also serve as an advisor for Strategic Economic Communications, President Biden announced on Feb. 14. Described by Reuters as “a vocal critic of oil and gas companies’ windfall profits,” the Indian American is a key member of the president’s economic team. He was appointed to the role on Dec. 21, 2020.
Along with Ramamurti’s expanded role, Biden picked Federal Reserve Vice Chair Lael Brainard and White House economist Jared Bernstein as his top economic advisers, “part of a fresh push by the Democratic president to convince skeptical Americans his economic policies are working,” Reuters reported.
Before joining the administration, Ramamurti was appointed in 2020 by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer as a commissioner on the Congressional Oversight Commission for the CARES Act. He previously served as the Director of the Corporate Power program at the Roosevelt Institute, and as an economic policy adviser to Senator Elizabeth Warren in her Senate office and on her presidential campaign.
Born in Massachusetts, he is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.