The US President Barack Obama has appointed Ranvir Trehan, an alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BS) in India, as general trustee on Board of the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in the American capital
Dedicated to the memory of President John F. Kennedy the Kennedy centre is the busiest performing arts facility in US annually hosting about 2,000 music, dance and theatre performances. The organisation focuses on performing arts centre, human services and global poverty. The centre also supports new artists and also assists as a leader in arts education. Mr. Trehan was appointed along with five other individuals.
While announcing their appointment, the US president Obama says, “These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them".
Mr. Trehan was vice chairman of Apptis Holdings, Inc. From 2005 to 2011 and was founder of and chief executive officer of SETA corporation from 1987 to 2005. He came to US in 1964 after receiving BS is now chairman of Trehan foundation, a philanthropic organisation established by him for giving international development in 2003. Mr. Trehan also holds an MSE from university of Michigan and an MBA from university of Dayton.
According to white house press note, Mr. Trehan is also a member of the board of directors of CARE and a former member of board of wolf trap foundation for performing arts. He went to the US during the mid-60’s after receiving a BS from BITs.
Interestingly, the current Obama administration has more Indian-Americans working in top jobs ever than any other previous US governments.