Indian-American Gurbir S Grewal appointed Director of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Gurbir S Grewal, a prominent American Indian and the longest-serving Sikh attorney general for the US state of New Jersey, is stepping down to a key position in the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Gurbir S Grewal, 48, will become the director of the enforcement division of the SEC, which regulates financial markets, from July 26 after serving since January 2018 as the most senior law enforcement official. state, the SEC said in a statement Tuesday.
“I am honored and delighted to welcome Attorney General Gurbir S Grewal to the SEC,” said Gary Gensler, President of the SEC.
“He has had a distinguished career as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of New Jersey and as an attorney at the local and federal levels. He possesses the ideal combination of experience, values and leadership abilities. to lead the law enforcement division at this critical time. I look forward to working closely with him to protect investors and eliminate wrongdoing in our markets, “said Gary Gensler.
Gurbir S Grewal is the second choice for the post since President Joe Biden took office in January.
The commission asked attorney Alex Oh to head the enforcement division in April, but she resigned days later for unspecified “personal reasons”, NJ.com reported.
“The Enforcement Division has a critical role to play in finding and punishing violations of the law,” said Gurbir S Grewal.
“I am delighted to be able to work with the talented team of public servants to uncover and prosecute wrongdoing and protect investors. I thank Governor (Phil) Murphy for giving me the opportunity to serve the people of New Jersey and all the colleagues I have had the pleasure of working with during my career in the State. “
Gurbir S Grewal has been the state’s top law enforcement official for more than three years, the first to achieve this mark since the early 1990s, the report adds.
As the country’s first Sikh state attorney general, Gurbir S Grewal, and his office revised the rules governing the use of force by police in New Jersey for the first time in a generation and joined in other states to sue the federal government for more in three years than the Garden State had in the previous four decades, while simultaneously investigating and prosecuting a series of crimes.
The New Jersey attorney general has more direct authority over local police than in any other state, NJ.com noted.
Gurbir S Grewal received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1995. He received his law degree from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1999.
New Jersey Gov. Murphy, a Democrat who appointed Gurbir S Grewal, said in a statement he will miss Grewal’s leadership.
“While his leadership will be missed, I know he is the right person to protect investors across the country.”
“Through his efforts to resist the Trump administration’s attacks on New Jersey and our diverse communities, instituting historic police reforms and leading the fight against gun violence, Attorney General Gurbir S Grewal has been a an invaluable member of our administration, ”said Murphy. in a report.