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U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed another Indian-American to a key administration post as member of prestigious J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Mr. Obama announced Maneesh K. Goyal’s appointment and other key administration posts on Tuesday, the White House said in a statement.

“These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout their careers. I am grateful they have chosen to take on these important roles, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” Mr. Obama was quoted as saying in the statement.

The 12-member J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board oversees the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright scholarship programme. The board members also select students, scholars, teachers and others who participate in the Fulbright exchange programme.

Mr. Goyal is founder and president of MKG, an event marketing agency he started in 2001. In 2013, he co-founded Live in the Grey, a resource and consultancy focused on workplace culture.

He also serves on the U.S. Advisory Council for the American India Foundation.

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