The White House Jan. 4 released a list of nominations and re-nominations, including entrepreneur Dilawar Syed to serve as deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration.
President Joe Biden had initially nominated Syed in March of 2020. If confirmed, Syed would be the highest-ranking Muslim American in Biden’s cabinet. The nominee, originally from Pakistan, is the former president and CEO of Lumiata. The San Francisco Bay Area-based company aims to develop artificial intelligence in health care, to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.