An Indian-American engineer has been appointed to a key administration post by the US President Barack Obama. Manjit Singh is the co-founder of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund and has been appointed as the member of President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
On the appointment, the President Obama said, "These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them".
Singh is the President of Agilious, a software technology consulting firm he founded in 2013. He is an engineering graduate of Bombay University. He is the co-founder of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national Sikh American media, policy and education organization. He had served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation. He also had served as a Member-at-Large of The Board of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan in Washington. Singh had received a Master of Science (MSc) degree from the State University of New York at Albany.