Prem Parameswaran Joins Trump's Advisory Commission
U.S. president Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Prem Parameswaran as a member of the Advisory Commission.
FREMONT, CA: Prem Parameswaran, an Indian-American, is appointed as a member of the Advisory Commission by U.S. President Trump on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a move that comes ahead of President Trump’s India trip in February, scheduled for 24 to 26.
Parameswaran is the president of Indian motion picture production company Eros International’s North America operations. He is the only Indian to be selected in the commission comprising, which includes 13 members.
On January 27, new members of the commission were administered the oath of office by Vice President Mike Pence.
In 2017, almost ten members of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders AAPI had put down their papers to Donald Trump. The reason behind resigning was stating their objection to his representation of refugees, immigrants, people of color, and people of different faiths as untrustworthy, threatening, and a drain on the nation.
According to political analysts, the move to appoint Parameswaran is being viewed as an outreach by the Trump administration ahead of the President’s India trip.
Parameswaran mentioned in a statement that, as an Indian-American from New York and the son of Indian immigrants, he is honored by this appointment; and he will undertake this responsibility very seriously.
Parameswaran is born and brought up in New York, and later in 2015, he joined Eros International and has varied experience in fields such as media, global telecommunications, and investment banking. He pursued his graduation from Columbia University and earned an MBA from the Columbia Business School. Previously he has also served the Jefferies Group as its global head of media and telecommunications investment banking. As head of media and telecom for the Americas, he was associated with Deutsche Bank.
Parameswaran 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 also invited to the White House Oval Office Reception for Diwali in 2017 with President Trump.