Dilip Chauhan appointed to New York City Office of International Affairs  

Dilip Chauhan. Photo: www1.nyc.gov

New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ office announced the appointment of Dilip Chauhan as the Deputy Commissioner, Trade, Investment, and Innovation for International Affairs May 1, 2022.

Chauhan’s primary goal is to work to attract and retain businesses and foreign direct investments in the city as it recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a press release from the Mayor’s office said.

Dilip Chauhan, left, with NYC Mayor Eric Adams in undated photo provided.

Chauhan called it an honor to be entrusted with the importance task of establishing strong relationships with the diplomatic corps, and the international business community to amplify New York City as a global economic center and a hub for innovation.

“Specifically, I will work to attract and retain businesses and foreign direct investments across our five boroughs as we recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Chauhan said in a statement quoted in the press release. He added that through the management of relationships with Consulates, the United Nations, Permanent Missions, and Trade Commissions, he would strive to ensure New Yorkers benefit from the City’s innovative economic programs, including the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises.

In addition, would focus on strengthening partnerships related to Smart Cities, Sister Cities agreements, crypto-related developments and cross-state international business development.

Chauhan was previously in the Brooklyn President’s office, where he served as the Executive Director of Southeast & Asian Affairs where he worked with Indian-American and South Asian communities to increase awareness about available resources the press release said.

Prior to that, Chauhan was Deputy Comptroller of the Minority Affairs office in Nassau County, New York. He was the first Indian-American and South Asian to hold this office. While there, he helped increase participation of minority and women-owned businesses, leading to strategic partnerships with various community organizations.

Chauhan is the also Founding President of the New York South Asian American Chamber of Commerce.

November 12, 2016 was declared as “Dilip Chauhan Day” in 6th US Congressional District New York in honor of his work, the press release said. He has also served as a Board member of Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc (SNAP) New York.




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