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Biden Names Indian-American Bharat Ramamurti As Economic Council Member


US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named Indian American Bharat Ramamurti as one of the three new members of the National Economic Council that coordinates domestic and international economic policymaking process for the administration.

Mr Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris named three additional NEC members: Joelle Gamble, Special Assistant to the US President for Economic Policy; David Kamin, Deputy Director NEC along with Mr Ramamurti as Deputy Director of NEC for Financial Reform and Consumer Protection.

Mr Ramamurti is the Managing Director of the Corporate Power programme at the Roosevelt Institute. He was also appointed in April to serve on the Congressional Oversight Commission for the CARES Act by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Previously, Mr Ramamurti was the top economic adviser to Senator Elizabeth Warren during her 2020 presidential campaign and senior counsel for banking and economic policy in her Senate office.

Born in Massachusetts, Mr Ramamurti is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

Gamble currently serves on the Biden-Harris Transition's domestic economic policy team. Prior to joining the transition, she served as a principal at Omidyar Network, a social change venture.

She was Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute and National Director of the Roosevelt Institute's network for emerging leaders in public policy.

Mr Kamin is Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. Prior to joining NYU, Mr Kamin served in the Obama-Biden White House as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and also worked as special assistant, and later adviser, to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The National Economic Council coordinates the domestic and international economic policymaking process for the administration, helping to design and implement the president's economic vision for America. Earlier Biden had named Brian Dees as NEC Director.

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