Harold D’Souza, an Indian American activist, who is originally from Vadodara in Gujarat, has been appointed to the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, by president Barack Obama on December 16, 2015.
“I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country,” Obama said in a statement, naming D’Souza and 10 others to the council. “They bring their years of experience and expertise to this Administration, and I look forward to working with them,” he added.
The Council provides advice and recommendations to the Senior Policy Operating Group and the President’s Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
D’Souza is a Senior Supply Chain Associate for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, a position he has held since 2008, the White House said, in a press release.
D’Souza is also a founding member of the National Survivor Network and is active with End Slavery Cincinnati.
Earlier in his career, D’Souza served as a sales manager in India. He received his LLB and M.Com. degrees from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara.
The Obama administration has more 30 Indian Americans working in top jobs, a number higher than any other previous government.