Susan Riley Sworn in as Mission Director to Madagascar

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Susan Riley was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Madagascar.  In this capacity she will oversee USAID humanitarian assistance to the Malagasy people. 

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Riley served as the Chief of Foreign Service Personnel in Washington D.C. managing Foreign Service appointments, senior management group assignments, Ambassadorial nominations and numerous other personnel requests. During her tenure, Ms. Riley brought on 950 new Foreign Service Officers to USAID. 

Ms. Riley joined USAID as a mid-level Foreign Service officer in 1989 and has served the Agency in a number of roles.  Ms. Riley worked as project development officer in the Philippines and Egypt. Her experiences include: serving on the Eastern European Task Force, as a desk officer in the Middle East Bureau, as a Private Enterprise Officer in Jordan, Deputy Office Director of the Privatization and Economic Growth Office at USAID’s Morocco mission, Director of the Office of Finance and Information Technology in Egypt, and the Director of the Economic Growth Office in Haiti.

Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Riley was an International Credit Officer in the Philippines and Hong Kong with the Bank of America. 

Ms. Riley holds an MBA in Finance from California State University. A native of California, Ms. Riley also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from the University of California at Davis. She is fluent in French. 

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Last updated: September 15, 2017

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