Vinay Singh confirmed as CFO at Housing & Urban Development

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HUD Secretary Fudge says Singh “will help us meet the urgent housing needs of the American people

A noted Indian American financial expert, Vinay Singh has been confirmed as Chief Financial Officer at Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD).

“A proven leader in the public and private sectors, Vinay will bring decades of experience in finance, analytics, and strategy to bear on departmental priorities ranging from enhancing financial and grants management to improving the budget process,” HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said congratulating Singh on his confirmation Thursday.

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“Vinay understands the importance of sound financial management to the success of HUD’s policies and programs, and I am confident that he will help us meet the urgent housing needs of the American people as one of the leaders on our team.”

Currently a Senior Advisor to the Administrator at the US Small Business Administration (SBA), assisting agency teams to deliver organizational efficiencies to better serve our communities’ small businesses, he was nominated by President Joe Biden in April.

A Certified Public Accountant, Singh has 25 years of private sector leadership experience with a deep understanding of finance, analytics, and strategy, according to his official profile.

Prior to his role at SBA, Singh was a Partner and Chief Operating Officer for the Infrastructure practice at KPMG in India. As a senior member of the executive team, he led several organizational transformation projects, leveraging technology to improve profitability and decision-making.

As Lead Partner for the World Bank Group account, he supported global sustainability projects focused on solving urban and rural challenges in housing, water, energy, and economic development.

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Previously, Singh served in the Obama-Biden Administration as a Deputy Assistant Secretary (US Field). He played a key role in leading trade and investment policy and promotion efforts to better market conditions for US companies.

In his early years as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Project Management Professional (PMP), Singh helped several companies improve operational and financial performance. He holds an MBA from Widener University.

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