Indian-origin Gautam Raghavan elevated to Head of White House personnel office

Indian-origin Gautam Raghavan has been elevated to Head of the White House personnel office. He replaces Catherine Russel who has been appointed Executive Director of Unicef. Raghavan was Russel’s Deputy at the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday that he was appointing Russel to head the UN arm devoted to the welfare of children, and almost simultaneously US President Joe Biden appointed Raghavan to succeed her at the White House.

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