Dr. Thomas Abraham



For the last 44 years, Dr. Abraham has been the founder president of many Indian community institutions in the USA including the Federation of Indian American Associations (FIA) which does the largest Indian Day Parade outside India in New York, the National Federation of Indian American Associations and the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO). He also served as the Co-Chair to institute Jagdish Bhagwati Chair for Indian Political Economy at Columbia University and helped to initiate groups such as the Indian American Kerala Center, South Asian Council for Social Services (SACSS) and National Indian American Association for Senior Citizens. An alumni of Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) and Columbia University, by profession, Dr. Abraham is a nanotechnologist and serves as president of Stamford based Innovative Research and Products, Inc., Stamford, CT, a technology and market research firm. For his dedicated community service, Dr. Abraham has been recognized with Bharatvanshi Gaurav Award by former Vice President of India Bhairon Singh Sekhawat, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award by President of India, Life Time Achievement and Service Award from India Abroad and Outstanding Alumnus Award from MNIT. Currently, Dr. Abraham serves as the Chairman of GOPIO International and as Board Member of SACSS, The Kerala Center and American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI).

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