MPAC Congratulates Dilawar Syed

March 3, 2021

MPAC congratulates Dilawar Syed on his historic nomination as Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). In a press release earlier today, the White House announced their intention to welcome Mr. Syed into this position.

Syed has a long history of entrepreneurship and civic engagement, having previously chaired the White House-commissioned Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’ Economic Growth Committee. In this capacity, he spearheaded engagement with small businesses for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. He currently serves as President and CEO at AI for healthcare, Lumiata, and as a board member at Emgage.

According to a 2011 report by the Pew Research Center, 20% of American Muslims are either self-employed or a small business owner. Dilawar Syed’s appointment is reflective of the community it serves. 

MPAC thanks the Biden Administration for its commitment to ensuring our appointed and elected officials are of excellent caliber and as diverse as the American people, and supports organizations such as Emgage who strive to empower our communities to have an active, impactful voice.



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