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Indian-American to be Bush advisor

The White House nominated Santanu K Baruah as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2005 20:37 IST

The Bush administration will have an Indian-origin to advice the President as White House announced its intention to nominate Santanu K Baruah as an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.

The announcement came on Wednesday as a communiqué saying that White House "intends" to nominate Baruah as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.

The Oregon-based former management consultant is currently serving as the Chief of Staff for the Economic Development Administration at the Department of Commerce.

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.