World

Donald Trump May Appoint Indian-American Manisha Singh To Key Position

Donald Trump May Appoint Indian-American Manisha Singh To Key Position

Manisha Singh, if confirmed by the Senate, would replace Charles Rivkin as the assistant secretary of state for economic affairs.

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Indian-American Manisha Singh to a key administration position in US State Department that would make her in charge of economic diplomacy.

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

The position has been lying vacant since January after Mr Rivkin put in his papers following Trump’s swearing-in as the 45th President of the United States.

A resident of the state of Florida, Ms 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 practising law at multinational law firms and working in-house at an investment bank.

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 Florida College of Law and completed her a BA from the University of Miami at the age of 19.

Ms 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.

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

Online SourceNDTV

World

More in World

'Missile Launch, Take Cover': Japan's Terrifying Wake-Up Call

‘Missile Launch, Take Cover’: Japan’s Terrifying Wake-Up Call

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 15, 2017

60 Indians Being Evacuated From Hurricane Irma Hit-French Island St Martin

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 11, 2017
Man Had Parents Travel From India To Help Him Beat Wife, Police Say

Man Had Parents Travel From India To Help Him Beat Wife, Police Say

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 7, 2017
Donald Trump's Move Against Illegal Immigrants To Impact 7,000 Indian-Americans: Report

Donald Trump’s Move Against Illegal Immigrants To Impact 7,000 Indian-Americans: Report

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 5, 2017
Billionaire Brothers From India Build System to Take On Slack

Billionaire Brothers From India Build System to Take On Slack

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 4, 2017
BRICS Declaration

BRICS Declaration Names Pakistan-Based Terror Groups For The First Time

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 4, 2017
Indian-Americans In Texas Help Thousands With Food, Medical Aid

Indian-Americans In Texas Help Thousands With Food, Medical Aid

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 2, 2017
Malcolm Turnbull condemns North Korean missile test and urges 'harshest sanctions'

Malcolm Turnbull condemns North Korean missile test and urges ‘harshest sanctions’

The Indian TelegraphAugust 30, 2017
North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan: Seoul, Tokyo

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan: Seoul, Tokyo

The Indian TelegraphAugust 29, 2017
Julian Cadman, seven, confirmed as among 13 killed in Barcelona attack

Julian Cadman, seven, confirmed as among 13 killed in Barcelona attack

The Indian TelegraphAugust 21, 2017
Finland attack: At least two dead, several injured as man goes on stabbing spree in Turku, suspect held

Finland attack: At least two dead, several injured as man goes on stabbing spree in Turku, suspect held

The Indian TelegraphAugust 19, 2017
Barcelona victims: citizens from at least 24 countries among dead and injured

Barcelona victims: citizens from at least 24 countries among dead and injured

The Indian TelegraphAugust 18, 2017
India, China Cannot Defeat Each Other, Says Dalai Lama

India, China Cannot Defeat Each Other, Says Dalai Lama

The Indian TelegraphAugust 14, 2017
Why Pyongyang doesn’t have an embassy in Australia

Why Pyongyang doesn’t have an embassy in Australia

The Indian TelegraphAugust 10, 2017
H-1B visa

H-1B visa restriction may affect US IT production: Report

The Indian TelegraphAugust 8, 2017
Fears China, India conflict will boil over into all-out war over disputed territory

Fears China, India conflict will boil over into all-out war over disputed territory

The Indian TelegraphJuly 31, 2017
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

The Indian TelegraphJuly 22, 2017
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dies aged 41

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dies aged 41

The Indian TelegraphJuly 21, 2017

India has maximum number of selfie deaths in world: Reports

The Indian TelegraphJuly 7, 2017
Stop terror attacks being launched from your soil, India, US tell Pakistan

Stop terror attacks being launched from your soil, India, US tell Pakistan

The Indian TelegraphJune 27, 2017
London fire: Massive flames engulf 27-storey tower, 200 firefighters at the spot

London fire: Massive flames engulf 27-storey tower, 200 firefighters at the spot

The Indian TelegraphJune 14, 2017