US President Barack Obama has appointed an Indian-American engineer to a key administration post, the White House said. Manjit Singh, co-founder of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund has been appointed as the member of President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
The announcement came along with several other appointments made by the US President on 12 May.
"These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them," President Obama said in a statement.
Singh is the president of Agilious, a software technology consulting firm he founded in 2013. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national Sikh American media, policy and education organisation.
He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation and also as a Member-at-Large of The Board of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan in Washington.
Singh received a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Bombay in India.