A senior Indian-American official appointed to New York Mayor Eric Adams’ administration said he will work to attract and retain businesses and foreign direct investment in the city while it recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. pandemic recovered. Dilip Chauhan was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Innovation in the New York City Mayor’s Office of International Affairs in January this year by Adams.
In a statement released here Wednesday, Chauhan said he was honored to have been appointed at a “critical time” for the city, with Adams always recognizing the importance of strong ties between New York City, the diplomatic corps and the international business community, according to Chauhan thanked the mayor for entrusting him with an important position and said that in his new role he will work to build New York City as a global economic center and hub for innovation.
“Specifically, I will work to attract and retain business and foreign direct investment in our five counties as we recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said in the statement, adding that this will be done by the administration of the Relations with United Nations consulates, permanent missions and trade commissions, he will ensure that New Yorkers benefit from the city’s innovative economic programs, including minority and women-owned businesses.
Additionally, he will also focus on strengthening partnerships related to Smart Cities, Sister Cities agreements, crypto-related developments, and inter-state international business development. Chauhan comes to the mayor’s office for international affairs from the Brooklyn office of president, where he served as president, as the executive director for Southeast and Asia Affairs, according to his biography on the mayor’s office for international affairs website.
As executive director, he worked to strengthen Brooklyn’s Southern and Asian communities, the borough president’s office said,” he added.
Chauhan had previously been appointed deputy chief of the Bureau of Minority Affairs in Nassau County, New York, the first South Asian to hold the post. In this role, he worked to set policies and empowered the community for proper participation by MET companies. He contributed to these efforts by organizing various small business boot camps, creating awareness and community participation campaigns, and building enduring strategic partnerships with various community organizations, the bio reads.
Chauhan is also founding president of the South Asian American Chamber of Commerce in New York and served on the board of Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc (SNAP) New York. The biography states that November 12, 2016 as “Dilip Chauhan Day” in the sixth US congressional district of New York to “honor his work”.
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