- He is CEO of Nextt, chair of the Indian American CEO Council and president of the Dallas Parks & Recreation Board.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named Arun Agarwal as vice chairman of the Texas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. “The corporation is the private side of a public-private partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism tasked with marketing Texas, domestically and globally, as the best state for business,” according to a press release from the governor’s office.
Agarwal, 50, of Dallas is the CEO of Nextt and has business interests in textiles, cotton trading, and real estate, according to the press release. He is chair of the Indian American CEO Council and president of the Dallas Parks & Recreation Board. Additionally, he is a board member of the U.S. India Friendship Council, the University of Texas at Dallas Executive Board, Texas Tech Innovation HUB at Research Park, Big Brothers Big Sisters International, and MD Anderson Board of Visitors.
Agarwal received a Master’s in Business Administration from IMT – Ghaziabad, a Master’s in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University, and an Advanced Certificate in International Business from Harvard University.
Agarwal told The Dallas Morning News that he and Sanjiv Yajnik started the Indian American CEO Council in 2018, “to help bring business leaders together.” He said, “the council’s mission is to facilitate alliances between India and the U.S., act as a catalyst for economic and trade opportunities and strengthen relationships.”