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Choksi is RIC national president

September 13
01:15 2010

NEW YORK: The Republican Indian Committee announced the appointment of Dr. Armeane M. Choksi as its first National President.
Dr. Choksi is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He spent 22 years with the World Bank (1974-1996), rising to the senior executive position of Vice President.

After leaving the World Bank in 1996, Dr. Choksi founded and was Chairman and President of two investment companies, Rubicon Capital Investments that invested in Latin America and Hudson Fairfax Group that invested in India.

He has written extensively on foreign trade and economic liberalization and also serves on several governing boards, including The University of Edinburgh USA Development Trust, The Washington Ballet, JINSA and the International Advisory Board of Freedom from Hunger. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Security Affairs. Dr. Choksi is President of the U.S.-India Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

Regarding his appointment, Dr. Choksi said, “I am very excited and honored to be the first President of RIC-National, and I look forward to being part of a great team. RIC has made tremendous strides in less than a year of its existence and, in that short period, it has already developed an excellent reputation across the country.  I will focus my efforts on making RIC a major force for positive change in American politics.”

Last month, the RIC also established its New Jersey State Chapter, a landmark development as New Jersey has one of the highest numbers of Indians in the country.

Dr. Kuchipudi Bapineedu has been appointed Chairman of the Republican Indian Committee of New Jersey (RIC-NJ).  Dr. Bapineedu is a senior Surgeon who is well known and highly established in the medical fraternity. He is an honored award holder and holds membership to various prestigious medical boards.

Dr. Bapineedu has been a long time fundraiser and activist for the Indian American Community in the state. He is the founding trustee and vice chairman for the Hindu Temple and cultural society of USA.  He is the secretary of the Board of Trustees, Hindu Temple, Bridgewater, NJ and is also Chairman, Indian-American Festival, an annual event that has been organized by the cultural Society of USA for the past 11 years.

Arthur Kapoor was appointed President of RIC-NJ. Arthur is a well-traveled healthcare industry pioneer, a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully built and sold software companies to Fortune 100 entities.
India Post News Service

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