The Indian American nonprofit Indiaspora has named Sanjeev Joshipura as its executive director. The announcement was made by the organization’s founder and chairman of the board of directors MR Rangaswami.
Joshipura has been a director at Indiaspora since July 2016.
“I am honored that MR and the Board have placed their faith in me,” he said. “It is my privilege to work for this organization, whose mission and values I truly believe in, and whose members I enjoy interacting with daily. Indiaspora has achieved a lot since its inception in 2012, and I look forward eagerly to working with and leading the team to even greater heights moving forward.”
Rangaswami said in a press release that the board was “very pleased” with Joshipura’s performance since he joined the organization. “He has really helped take the organization to a new level, and we plan to continue professionalizing and institutionalizing Indiaspora with him in this leadership role,” Rangaswami said.
Joshipura, a business and public policy consultant, has background in corporate, public policy and political realms. The Fairfax, Virginia, resident has worked for Fortune 500 companies in both the United States and India.
His experience in the political arena includes managed a US Senate election campaign and working on Capitol Hill as an adviser to US Senators and Congressmen. He also served as the president of an international industry association.
Rangaswami said the organization is planning on recruiting more staff this year. “In 2017, Indiaspora instituted a membership model, in which we invite prominent Indian American and Indian leaders in diverse professions, to become members of the organization,” he said. “The Indian-American community and leading Indians have demonstrated great support for Indiaspora’s mission, events and activities. We have included a remarkably high caliber of individuals as members, and we plan to continue growing our membership strategically. In keeping with our growing membership, new projects, and expansion of geographic scope, we plan to recruit more staff in 2018, significantly adding to our team’s capabilities.”
Indiaspora’s mission is to transform “the success of Indian Americans into meaningful impact worldwide.”
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