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Biden Re-Nominates Entrepreneur Dilawar Syed as Deputy Administrator for Small Business Administration

In a Jan. 4 tweet, Syed wrote he was honored to be re-nominated by Biden to serve in a critical role at the SBA, and thanked SBC Chair Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland for supporting him through the confirmation process.

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, chair of the Small Business Committee, (left) is shown with entrepreneur Dilawar Syed, President Joe Biden’s nominee for deputy administrator at the Small Business Administration. (Photo courtesy of Dilawar Syed)

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.

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