Prem Paramesvaran is only Indian American in Trump’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans

Prem Parameswaran
Prem Parameswaran; photo credit: TV Asia

Parameswaran administered oath of office by Vice President Mike Pence on January 27.

There is a new Indian American name in President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders — Prem Paramesvaran.

Paramesvaran remarkably happens to be the only Indian to be selected in the commission comprising 13 members. The new members were administered the oath of office by Vice President Mike Pence on Jan 27.

Parameswaran is the Group Chief Financial Officer and President of Indian motion picture production and distribution company Eros International’s North America operations.

Born, brought up and based in New York, Parmeswaran released a statement after his appointment saying, “As an Indian American from New York and the son of Indian immigrants who came to this country as students in pursuit of the American dream, I am honored by this appointment.”

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“I will undertake this responsibility very seriously and look forward to working with co-chairman Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation, as well as my fellow members of the President’s Advisory Commission to improve the health, education and economic status of AAPI.”

Parameswaran joined Eros in 2015 and comes with a varied experience in fields such as global telecommunications, media and investment banking.

A family man, Parameswaran along with his three children lives in New York, the same state where he was born and brought up by his Indian immigrant parents.

A graduate of Columbia University, he also received an MBA from Columbia Business School.

During his professional career, Parameswaran has worked with Jefferies Group in the past as their Global Head of Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking.

He was also associated with Deutsche Bank as Head of Media & Telecom for the Americas. An Indian origin person from Scarsdale, New York he has several firsts in his career.

He is also on the boards of the Columbia University Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee and the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School. He was invited to the White House Oval Office Reception for Diwali in 2017 with President Trump.

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