Manjit Singh, president of Agilious, a software technology consulting firm he founded in 2013, has been appointed by President Obama to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on May 12th.
Singh is the co-founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national Sikh American advocacy organization. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation and also as a member-at-large on the board of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. He has an M.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Bombay, India.
“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles,” President Obama is quoted saying in a White House press release. “I look forward to working with them.”
Singh has been active in the Washington D.C. metro area Sikh American community since early 1993. Post 9/11, he was instrumental in parlaying SALDEF’s relationships in D.C. to develop and create training videos to educate and inform law enforcement on Sikh Americans. Singh has also appeared in print and on broadcast media including CNN, Fox News, Voice of America, BBC, Al Jazeera, NPR, Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, among others, according to his bio on the SALDEF website.