Meredith M. Broadbent, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Kirit M. Amin has been designated as the agency's Chief Information Officer (CIO).
As CIO, Amin will serve as the principal information technology executive for the Commission and will direct and manage all USITC information technology activities.
Amin comes to the USITC from the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer since November 2012. Previously, he served as the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as the Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of Consular Systems and Technology, at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Before his government service, Amin held a variety of positions in the private sector. From 1996-2006, he was the Corporate Senior Vice President of Nortel PEC Solutions, where he led the Data Systems Division and served as President of Vector Research, Inc., prior to its merger with PEC. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Infotech, Inc., an engineering services company he founded, from 1994-1996. From 1979-1995, he held a variety of positions with Computer Sciences Corporation, culminating with his service as Deployment and Operations Director for the company. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Honeywell, Inc., and ASEA (Sweden), Ltd.
Amin holds a Master of Science (Executive) degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from M.S. University in Baroda, India. He was born and grew up in Kenya and currently resides in Fairfax Station, Virginia. He is married and has one daughter who is a Virginia Tech alumni holding an undergraduate and an MBA (Executive).
The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices in import trade, such as patent and trademark infringement.