Joe Biden Nominates Kiran Ahuja to Head Office of Personal Management; Here Are Few Things to Know About the Indian-American Lawyer & Rights Activist

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Washington, February 24: US President Joe Biden nominated Kiran Ahuja, Indian- American lawyer and rights activist to head the Office of Personnel Management, a federal agency that manages America's more than two million civil servants.

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If confirmed by the Senate, Ahuja would become the first Indian-American to serve this top position in the US government. Joe Biden Nominates Indian-American Lawyer Kiran Ahuja to Head Office of Personnel Management.

Here are a few things to know about Kiran Ahuja:

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  • Ahuja served as the Chief of Staff to the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from 2015 to 2017.

  • Ahuja was appointed on December 14, 2009, to the position of Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) under former President Barack Obama.

  • Ahuja was raised in Savannah, Georgia in the United States. Her family were immigrants from India.

  • Ahuja currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Philanthropy Northwest, a regional network of philanthropic institutions.

  • From 2003 to 2008, Ahuja served as the founding executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, an advocacy and membership organisation.

(With additional inputs from agencies)