WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Andrew Sisson was sworn-in today as the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Indonesia. US Ambassador Scot Marciel administered the oath at the US Embassy in Jakarta.
“I look forward to working side-by-side with the Indonesian government, local leaders, the private sector, civil society, donors and other partners to help create opportunities for improving people’s lives,” said Dr. Sisson.
With annual assistance totaling approximately $150 million, USAID programs enhance the quality of education, strengthen democracy, sustain the environment, improve health and promote prosperity for all Indonesians. Under his leadership, USAID will continue to enhance the partnership between the United States and Indonesia under the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership, a commitment inaugurated by Presidents Barack Obama and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2010 to increase cooperation and deepen ties between the two nations.
Dr. Sisson is a Senior Foreign Service Officer, holding the rank of Minister Counselor. He brings more than 20 years of development experience, previously serving as USAID Mission Director in Pakistan, Central Asia and East Africa. He also served as Deputy Mission Director in Kosovo and taught at the National Defense University in Washington.
Dr. Sisson earned his Bachelor of Arts from Williams College, a Master of Arts and a PhD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a Master of Science from the National Defense University. He is joined in Indonesia by his wife, Karen Levine, a retired foreign service officer of the US Department of State.
Last updated: November 29, 2012