SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Former Republican presidential candidate and two-term Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has maintained a rather low profile since dropping out of the race in November of last year. Wednesday, Texas-based Cotton Holdings announced the 45-year-old was elected to its board of directors.

“Having known and worked with Bobby over the past several years, I am very pleased to now have him join the board as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company,” said Cotton Holdings founder and chief executive officer Pete Bell.

“Cotton is a diversified holding company with businesses operating both in the U.S. and internationally. I am confident that Bobby’s vast expertise and depth of knowledge of government, coupled with his extensive commercial experience, will add tremendous value to the company and, ultimately, our shareholders.”

When elected in 2007, Jindal became the country’s youngest governor. He served two terms, attempting to rebuild and diversify an economy that had been ravaged by, amongst other things, hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Additionally to his tenure at Louisiana’s capitol, Jindal also served as the head of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, president of the University of Louisiana System, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. congressman and executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare.

He has previously also served as an advisor for senior management at Fortune 500 companies and as an associate at McKinsey & Co.

“We are excited to expand the board of Cotton with another world-class director with specific domain expertise and who will continue to drive the growth of our various businesses,” added chairman of the board Naveen Bhatia.

“Whether it is his experience in attracting $60 billion of private capital to Louisiana, including in the petrochemical industry which is a growth engine for Cotton, or his operational expertise across our business lines, our board and management are looking forward to having a problem solver of Bobby’s caliber joining the team and assisting in our continued goal of maximizing shareholder value,” Bhatia added.

Since leaving his post as governor at the beginning of the year, Jindal came out to endorse Florida Senator Marco Rubio for president in February. As nominee Donald Trump began to solidify his status as the Republican frontrunner, Jindal went on to say the real estate magnate’s rise is a death knell to the party’s establishment.

Jindal has been working for the think tank he co-founded, America Next, since newly-elected Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards took the reigns.