Sibu Nair appointed NY Dy Director for Asian American Affairs

Indian American activist and community organizer promises to do his best to serve Asian Americans in New York

Indian American political activist and community organizer Sibu Nair has ben appointed as the Deputy Director for Asian American Affairs for the New York State by Governor Kathy Hochul.

“Personally this is a great honor for me, my family, my friends and my community,” said India born and raised Nair, a clinical trial administrator at University at Buffalo, Department of Medicine in a Facebook post.

“I look forward to serve the first female Governor of NY and work with the awesome people from the Executive chamber,” he wrote.

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“I promise that I will try my best to serve the Asian Americans across Western NY! I know I can always count on my people and your wishes are always with me,” added Nair who started working in the State capital Albany on Nov 8.

“I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and a special word of appreciation and gratitude towards Governor Hochul for giving me this opportunity and trusting in me to fulfill this position. I am looking forward to working with you all,” he wrote.

Though Nair “has been working at Buffalo for last 12 years, being a major part cutting edge clinical trials for HIV, Hepatitis etc my heart was always in the community,” he wrote.

“I had a great honor to serve the community, strengthening the Indo-American relationship, uplifting Asian community in Western New York, promoting arts, culture and heritage of India,” Nair added.

A Committee member of Erie county and Amherst Democratic Party, Nair says he has always been interested in politics, community service and cultural promotion.

Nair currently works as the Executive Director of Council of Heritage and Arts of India (CHAI)). He has previously served on the Board of Directors of India Association of Buffalo, NY.

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