Nevada District Office | Leadership Biographies

Ben Raju , Acting District Director

Ben Raju

Ben Raju was appointed Acting District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Nevada District Office on January 16, 2017. 

Mr. Raju comes to Nevada as the Deputy District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Los Angeles District Office, serving Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.  During his career, Mr. Raju has represented the SBA in various capacities throughout the United States, including Assistant District Director of Lender Relations, Collateral Cashier, and as 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 U.S. Pacific Territories. 

While he is passionate about utilizing his experience and contributing to Nevada’s diverse small business community, Mr. Raju is motivated to engage 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 janan.raju@sba.gov or by phone at (702) 388-6611.