- Committee members advise the export credit agency on its various programs and initiatives as it works to advance its and Biden-Harris Administration priorities.
Several Indian Americans are among the new members appointed to the four subcommittees of the advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), the official export credit agency of the federal government. The councils advise EXIM on its various programs and initiatives as the agency works to advance its and Biden-Harris Administration priorities,” according to an EXIM news release. The subcommittees are the: Council on Climate, Council on China Competition, Council on Advancing Women in Business and Council on Small Business.
Pavneet Singh, CEO of Infobalize has been named to the Council on China Competition. He is the former director for International Affairs at the National Security Council and the National Economic Council. The Council on China Competition “provides guidance on advancing the comparative leadership of the United States with respect to China and supporting U.S. innovation and employment through competitive export finance,” EXIM says.
The Council on Climate is made up of 19 members including Nava Akkineni, vice president, Emerging Markets, Nextracker LLC.; Karl Mehta, chairman, Quad Investors Network; Subha Nagarajan, managing director-Global Capital Advisory, North America, GE Energy Financial Services; and Meghan Pasricha, managing director, Riverstone Holdings, LLC. “The council helps the agency identify gaps in private-sector financing opportunities and fulfill the mandate from Congress for EXIM to promote and support environmentally beneficial, renewable-energy, energy-efficiency, and energy-storage exports from the United States,” says the news release.
The Council on Advancing Women in Business advises how EXIM can reach more women business leaders and owners and better consider equity goals set in the agency’s strategy. Members include Nerissa Naidu, chair of the Board, CreditXpert.
Daniel Rajaiah, director of Global Strategy & Operations, at Mastercard, is on the Council on Small Business which “provides recommendations on ways EXIM can help more American small business exporters find new markets, achieve more sales, and lower the risk of selling internationally.”
“I look forward to working with this year’s diverse group of council appointees,” said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. “The recommendations and insights we receive from our Advisory Councils are an integral part of the successful execution of the EXIM mission. As we endeavor to advance the competitiveness of America’s exporters while supporting Biden-Harris Administration priorities, I am eager to see how the work of our councils shapes the Bank’s efforts.”