Ronnie Chatterji Named WH Coordinator For CHIPS implementation
India-West Staff Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC – The White House has named Indian American economist Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji as its Coordinator for the implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act’s historic $50 billion investment in the semiconductor industry at the National Economic Council.
In this role he will manage the work of the CHIPS Implementation Steering Council, as laid out in President Biden’s Executive Order on CHIPS Implementation and will work closely with the National Security Council, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Commerce and the Steering Council to ensure effective interagency coordination.
Biden, through CHIPS aims to boost domestic research and manufacturing of semiconductors in the United States to give the country a competitive edge on the world stage.
“This leadership team brings enormous experience and skill to the cross-agency implementation effort already underway,” said NEC Director Brian Deese.
“In his role at the White House, Ronnie will help coordinate a unified approach to our key implementation priorities while ensuring that we have guardrails and oversight in place to responsibly spend taxpayer dollars,” he said.
Chatterji has served as the Chief Economist of the Department of Commerce since April 2021. In this role, Chatterji has been the principal economic adviser to the Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and is responsible for developing policy related to US competitiveness, labor markets, supply chains, innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth.
Chatterji previously worked in the Obama Administration, serving as a senior economist at the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and as a visiting Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. He received his PhD from University of California at Berkeley and his BA in Economics from Cornell University.
Chatterji also has served as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs.