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Veena Reddy Sworn In As USAID’s First Indian-American Mission Director

Veena Reddy has served as Deputy Mission Director in Haiti

Washington:

US Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday named the primary Indian-American – Veena Reddy – as its Mission Director.

“Today, Veena Reddy was sworn-in as our new Mission Director. She will be the first Indian-American to lead USAID-India, representing the best of both countries, and aims to bolster US-India’s development partnership leveraging her unique experiences and leadership,” tweeted USAID.

“Best wishes, Veena USAID-India. India-USAID partnership has the potential to make a difference to the lives of people not only in India and US, but across the world!” tweeted India’s Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

Veena Reddy, a Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development, is USAID/Cambodia’s Mission Director.

She arrived in Cambodia in August 2017 and at the moment oversees a employees of 75 in addition to USAID packages within the meals safety, setting, well being, schooling, youngster safety, and democracy and governance sectors.

She has served as Deputy Mission Director in Haiti, the place she oversaw post-earthquake reconstruction efforts, elections assist, financial progress, meals safety interventions, hurricane response, and the event of a brand new technique.

Prior to this posting, she served in Washington as an Assistant General Counsel, protecting authorized issues for USAID’s packages in Asia, Middle East, and Afghanistan, and Pakistan. She has additionally served in USAID missions in Pakistan, the Central Asian Republics, and Central America.

Ms Reddy was a company legal professional at Rogers & Wells in New York and at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld in London and Los Angeles.

She holds a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Columbia University School of Law and an MA and BA levels from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the New York and California bars.

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