White House Announces Intent to Nominate Keith Krach to Under Secretary of State

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Left to right: Metta Krach, Jacqueline and Marc Carlson (background), Emma and Keith Krach
Left to right: Metta Krach, Jacqueline and Marc Carlson (background), Emma and Keith Krach

The White House has announced President Donald J. Trump’s intent to nominate Keith Krach to become the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.

In addition to President Trump’s intent to nominate Mr. Krach to Under Secretary of State, President Trump also intends to nominate Mr. Krach to US Alternate Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, and the Asian Development Bank, and to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

President Trump’s full list of key positions for which he intends to nominate Mr. Krach can be viewed here on the official White House website.

Keith Krach speaking at a charity event in 2018
Krach speaking after Metta and Keith Krach were honored with the Citizen Leadership Award (2018)

Ever the epitome and proponent of Transformational Leadership, once confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Krach would lead one of the six United States offices currently bearing the title “Under Secretary of State.”

According to the office’s official website, The Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, leads the US Department of State’s efforts to develop and implement international policies related to economic growth, energy, agriculture, the ocean, the environment, and science and technology.

Life & News’ Editorial Director, Viva Bianca, will be interviewing Mr. Krach later this month at his home in San Francisco as part of a followup piece which announced Mr. Krach as the recipient of the Life & News 2018 Transformational Leader of the Year Award. The article highlights many of Mr. Krach’s successes and incredible 2018.

Mr. Krach is former Chairman and CEO of DocuSign, and was also the co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Ariba.  Prior to that, Mr. Krach was Chief Operating Officer of Rasna Corporation and served as the first Entrepreneur and CEO-in-Residence for Benchmark Capital.  Mr. Krach began his career at General Motors.  Mr. Krach served as Chairman of Purdue University’s Board of Trustees, Chairman of Angie’s List, and is Chairman of the DocuSign Impact Foundation.  He received his B.S. and Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

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