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Trump may appoint Indian-American Manisha Singh as economic diplomacy head

A native of Uttar Pradesh, she moved to Florida along with her parents as a child

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Hagerstown Regional Airport following a national security meeting at Camp David. (Photo: PTI)
President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Hagerstown Regional Airport following a national security meeting at Camp David. (Photo: PTI)

President Donald has announced his intent to nominate Indian-American to a key administration position in that would make her in charge of economic

Currently, Chief Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Dan Sullivan, Singh, if confirmed by the Senate, would replace Charles Rivkin as the assistant secretary of state for


The position has been lying vacant since January after Rivkin put in his papers following Trump's swearing-in as the

A resident of the state of Florida, Singh, 45, 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 at multinational firms and working in-house at an investment

She holds an LL.M degree in International Legal Studies from the American University Washington College of Law, a J.D from the University of College of and completed her a BA from the University of Miami at the age of 19.

Singh is licensed to practice in Florida, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.

A native of Uttar Pradesh, she moved to along with her parents as a child.

In an interview to Washington Examiner early this year, Singh said she worked on broader foreign policy component in the office of Senator Sullivan.

First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 09:04 IST
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