Veena Reddy becomes first Indian-American mission director of USAID
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Veena Reddy becomes first Indian-American mission director of USAID

Veena Reddy was sworn in as the first Indian-American mission director for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) this Monday. She is the first Indian-American who got elected for this position.

USAID tweeted on Monday that Veena Reddy has been sworn in as their new Mission Director and she will be representing the best of both countries. she aims to bolster #USIndia’s development partnership strengthens her unique experiences and leadership. Taranjit Singh Sandhu who is India’s Ambassador to the US also wishes her through his tweet and said the India-USAID partnership can make a difference in the lives of people in India and the US and throughout the world.

Earlier Veena Reddy was USAID/Cambodia’s Mission Director and foreign service officer with the US Agency for International Development. According to reports in August 2017, Reddy arrived in Cambodia and currently oversees a staff of 75 as well as USAID programs in the flood, health, education, environment, education, child protection, and democracy and governance sectors. She even served as the deputy mission director in Haiti. There she used to oversee post-earthquake reconstruction, election support, economic growth, and various other fields.

She has an MA and BA degree from the University of Chicago and holds a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law.