Trump To Nominate Indian-American To Key Position In US State DeptSeptember 08, 2017 14:10
Trump To Nominate Indian-American To Key Position In US State Dept:- US President Donald Trump has unveiled his plans to nominate Indian-American Manisha Singh (45) to a key administration position in US State Department. Singh would be in charge of economic diplomacy.
If confirmed by the Senate, Singh would replace Charles Rivkin as the assistant secretary of state for economic affairs. Singh is currently the Chief Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Dan Sullivan.
After Mr Rivkin put in his papers following Trump's swearing-in as the 45th President of the United States, the position has been lying vacant since January.
A resident of the state of Florida, Singh has earlier served as the deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, and as a senior aide to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Her private sector experience includes practicing law at multinational law firms and working in-house at an investment bank.
Singh holds an LL.M degree in International Legal Studies from the American University Washington College of Law, a J.D from the University Of Florida College Of Law and completed her BA from the University of Miami at the age of 19. Singh is licensed to practice law in Florida, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. A native of Uttar Pradesh, she moved to Florida along with her parents as a child.
Ms Singh, in an interview, said she worked on broader foreign policy component in the office of Senator Sullivan.