Daleep Singh has been one of the chief architects behind economic sanctions imposed by the Biden Administration on Russia, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in late February 2022.
Singh was born in Olney, Maryland and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Not much else is known about his time in Maryland.
His grandfather, Dalip Singh Saund, was the first Asian-American, the first Indian-American, the first Sikh-American, and the first member of a non-Abrahamic faith to be elected to the United States Congress.
Daleep Singh holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in economics and public policy and a master of business administration/master of public administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, with a focus on international economics.
He was appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor at the National Security Council and deputy director of the National Economic Council, where he took office in February of 2021.