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George Bush sends NRI's nomination to Senate

Santanu K Baruah was nominated Assistant Secy of Commerce for Economic Development by the US Prez.

india Updated: Sep 07, 2005 11:10 IST

US President George W Bush has sent the nomination of Santanu K Baruah, an Indian-origin former management consultant whom he picked as an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, to the Senate for approval.

The White House had last week announced its intention to appoint Oregon-based Baruah, who is currently serving as the Chief of Staff for the Economic Development Administration at the Department of Commerce, to the post.

Prior to joining the Administration, he was a Senior Management Consultant for Performance Consulting Group in Portland, Oregon.

Earlier in his career, Baruah has also worked for the Secretaries of Interior and Labour. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon and his master's degree from Williamette University.

He can assume office only after approval by the Senate.

First Published: Sep 07, 2005 08:41 IST