CAPAC Chair Statement on Appointment of Jasjit Singh as SelectUSA Executive Director

May 5, 2022 Issues: Economic Development

Washington, D.C. —  Earlier this week, President Biden named Jasjit Singh as Executive Director of SelectUSA, a government-wide program housed within the International Trade Administration that is tasked with attracting foreign direct investment to the United States. Rep. Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), had supported Mr. Singh’s appointment and issued the following statement:

“I’m thrilled to congratulate Jasjit Singh on his appointment as Executive Director of SelectUSA. With his years of experience with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council to working with Jasjit when he was Executive Director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), he is perfectly suited to lead SelectUSA in their mission to promote American competitiveness and bolster economic growth . I’m proud to see such an excellent AAPI leader in this role and am grateful to President Biden for his ongoing commitment to appointing qualified individuals who reflect the true diversity of our country.”