Manu Asthana is the CEO of PJM
Madhu Beriwal is the President of Innovative Emergency Management
US President Joe Biden has included two Indian-Americans Manu Asthana and Madhu Beriwal in his National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). The President’s NIAC team advises the White House on how to reduce physical and cyber risks, and improve the security of the nation’s critical infrastructure.
For this, Biden has announced the names of 26 people on Wednesday. Leading senior executives with vast experience in a range of sectors including banking and finance, transport, energy, water, dams, defence, communications, information technology, healthcare, food and agriculture, government facilities, emergency services and higher education.
Who is Manu Asthana?
Manu Asthana oversees the largest power grid in North America and one of the world’s largest electricity markets as CEO and President of PJM. Asthana graduated in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and a Joseph Wharton Scholar. She is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and the Texas Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees.
Asthana has extensive leadership experience in the energy industry in the areas of power generation operations, optimization and dispatch, competitive retail power, electricity and natural gas trading, and risk management. The White House said he is a member of the Electricity Sub-Sector Coordinating Council and serves on the Texas Children’s Hospital’s board of trustees.
Who is Madhu Beriwal?
Madhu Beriwal founded Innovative Emergency Management, Inc. (IEM) in 1985. At present, he is working as its CEO and President. IEM is the largest female-led homeland security and emergency management firm in the United States. “Under Berrywal’s leadership, IEM has led some of the largest mitigation and resilience efforts across America, making a strong comeback after disasters, including disaster recovery programs,” the White House said. Was inducted into the International Women in Fame.She holds a master’s degree in urban planning and a bachelor’s degree in geography and economics.
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