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Ben Raju , Deputy District Director

Ben Raju

Ben Raju is the Deputy District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA)
Los Angeles District Office. Mr. Raju is responsible for providing the
leadership, management and oversight required to optimize the deployment of all
SBA programs and services within the nation’s largest lending market. 
During his Federal career, Mr. Raju has represented the SBA in various
capacities throughout the United States, including Assistant District Director
of Lender Relations, Collateral Cashier, Customer Service Representative, and
as a Public Information Officer with SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance where
he was responsible for communicating the agency’s Disaster Loan Program for the
Western United States and the U.S. Pacific Territories. While he is
passionate about utilizing his experience and assisting the diverse small
business communities, Mr. Raju engages the District’s many resources, ideas,
industries, and cultures to create a strong eco-system where commerce can
continue to thrive locally and have a dynamic influence globally.

Mr. Raju can be reached at, or by phone at (818) 552-3201.