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2 Indian-Americans In Key Body That Advises White House On Cyber Risks

Manu Asthana is the CEO and president of PJM.


US President Joe Biden has introduced his intent to nominate Indian-People Manu Asthana and Madhu Beriwal to his Nationwide Infrastructure Advisory Council.

The President’s Nationwide Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) advises the White Home on learn how to cut back bodily and cyber dangers, and enhance safety and resilience of the nation’s crucial infrastructure sectors.

The 26 people introduced Wednesday to the NIAC are main senior executives with deep expertise throughout a broad vary of sectors, together with banking and finance, transportation, power, water, dams, defence, communications, info expertise, healthcare providers, meals and agriculture, authorities services, emergency providers, and better schooling.

Asthana oversees the biggest energy grid in North America and one of many largest electrical energy markets on this planet because the CEO and president of PJM.

“Underneath his management, PJM has established a transparent path for outlining the grid operator’s function within the transition to a cleaner, extra environment friendly grid whereas sustaining dependable electrical service,” the White Home mentioned.

Asthana has intensive management expertise within the power business within the areas of energy technology operations, optimisation and dispatch, aggressive retail electrical energy, electrical energy and pure fuel buying and selling, and threat administration. He’s a member of the Electrical energy Subsector Coordinating Council and serves on the Board of Trustees of Texas Kids’s Hospital, the White Home added.

“He additionally serves on the Board of Administrators of the Chamber of Commerce for Better Philadelphia. Asthana earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from The Wharton Faculty on the College of Pennsylvania, the place he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and a Joseph Wharton Scholar,” it mentioned.

Madhu Beriwal based the Revolutionary Emergency Administration, Inc. (IEM) in 1985 and continues to function its CEO and president. IEM is the biggest woman-led homeland safety and emergency administration agency in the US.

“Underneath Beriwal’s management, IEM has led a number of the largest mitigation and resilience efforts throughout the US, constructing again stronger following disasters together with catastrophe restoration applications, delivering federal funds to survivors and communities sooner than some other program of the identical sort and magnitude,” the White Home mentioned.

“For over 37 years, Beriwal has been devoted to the usage of expertise to reinforce preparedness and response, and construct resilience in communities and their crucial infrastructure. She was inducted into the Worldwide Girls in Homeland Safety and Emergency Administration Corridor of Fame in 2012,” it mentioned.

She holds a grasp’s diploma in city planning and a bachelor’s diploma in geography and economics.

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