Indo-American political adviser Gautam Raghavan elevated to key White House post: the Tribune India
Washington, December 11
US President Joe Biden has elevated Indo-American political adviser Gautam Raghavan to head the White House’s Office of Presidential Personnel.
The White House Office of Presidential Personnel (PPO), also written as the Office of Presidential Personnel, is the White House office responsible for monitoring new appointees. The PPO is one of the offices most responsible for evaluating candidates to work at or for the White House.
President Biden elevated Raghavan, who was currently deputy director of the OPP, to a key White House post on Friday after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced his intention to appoint Cathy Russell as the next executive director of UNICEF. Russell is currently the head of WH PPO.
Under Cathy’s leadership, the OPP has broken records for speed and diversity of hiring, working tirelessly to ensure that our federal government reflects America and respects the American people, Biden said.
“I am also delighted that Gautam Raghavan, who has worked in tandem with Cathy since day one, becomes the new Director of PPO – a smooth transition that will allow us to continue to build an efficient, effective, reliable and diverse federal workforce,” “He said in a statement.
A first generation immigrant, Raghavan was born in India, raised in Seattle, and graduated from Stanford University. He is the editor of the book “West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House”.
Raghavan, in his forties, is openly gay. He lives with his husband and their daughter in Washington, DC.
Raghavan has served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel since January 20, 2020. Previously, he was the first employee hired by the Biden-Harris Transition Team where he served as Deputy Chief of Staff. presidential appointments. . PTI