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Indian-Americans Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri and Deven J Parekh nominated to key posts in US

Jan 16, 2015 12:42 IST

US President Barack Obama on 14 January 2015 nominated two Indian-Americans Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri and Deven J Parekh to key posts in US.

Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri was nominated as Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) whereas Deven J Parekh was nominated as the Member of the Board of Directors of Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

At present, Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri is serving as acting Chairman of NIGC which is responsible for regulating and ensuring the integrity of more than 420 Indian gaming facilities. In 2012, he was named senior counsellor to the Assistant Secretary for Indian affairs in the Department of the Interior.

Deven J Parekh, on the other hand, is currently the Managing Director (MD) at Insight Venture Partner. Since 2011, he has been also serving as a Member of the Technological Advisory Council of the Federal Communications Commission.

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