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Veena Reddy takes charge as first Indian-American USAID Mission Director

Another Indian origin has been appointed for a key post in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Ms. Veena Reddy has been selected as the new USAID Project Manager .

“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," the Agency tweeted.

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Thus she made history by being appointed in the post as Veena Reddy is the first Indian-American to hold the post of project Manager for USAID-India. Earlier, Veena Reddy rendered her services as the Assistant General Counsel and she used to take care of the activities of USAID in countries like Asia, Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Veena Reddy was a BA Graduate from the University of Chicago, later she completed her MA from the same University. She also earned a Juris Doctorate from the prestigious Columbia University School of Law. She is a member of the New York and California bars.

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 On Veena's appointment at the prestigious Government agency in the United States, Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu had extended his wishes to her via Twitter. "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 the US, but across the world!" he tweeted.


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