As of October 2017, Narinder is the Interim Executive Director of the Sikh Coalition. In this role, he oversees the overall strategic direction of the organization and the day-to-day management of senior staff and programs, as he works to ensure a smooth transition to the next permanent Executive Director.
As a Sikh Coalition co-founder and now current Board Chairman, Narinder has been actively involved in the Sikh community for years through various initiatives focused on combating hate crimes, community empowerment and personal and professional development programs, like children’s summer camps, retreats and conferences for young adults.
Narinder is also a technology entrepreneur and is currently focused on utilizing artificial intelligence to improve healthcare delivery and decision making after several successful years as a Co-Founder and member of the Board of Directors of Appirio, a leader in delivering innovation to companies by using cloud and emerging technologies. Prior to Appirio, Narinder worked at SAP, webMethods and Accenture. In these roles, he managed R&D, sales and marketing activity.
Narinder’s leadership in Sikh civil rights and business has been recognized in several national news outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, and The Daily Show. During this time, he has also presented at the World Economic Forum and testified before the House Science Committee on Innovation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University, an MBA from the Wharton School and a Masters in Translational Medicine from UCSF and Berkeley. In his free time, Narinder enjoys learning about medicine, reading books his wife recommends and sweating away stress through trips to the gym.