President of the United State (US) Joe Biden has nominated Dilawar Syed to serve as the Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Sharing the news on social media, the Pakistani-American said that he is humbled and honoured by President Biden’s nomination.

“If confirmed by the US Senate, I will put my heart and soul into helping small businesses everywhere in these challenging times. Their grit makes America strong,” wrote Syed.


Syed is currently serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumiata, an artificial intelligence (AI) for a healthcare company that is focused on reducing healthcare costs and improving outcomes of medical processes.

“Syed has driven civic efforts at the federal, state, and local level focusing on economic growth and entrepreneurship,” read a statement by the White House.

Syed immigrated to the US from Pakistan as a freshman student to attend The College of Wooster in Ohio. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.