Veena Reddy

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Veena Reddy
Mission Director, USAID/India

Veena Reddy, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, arrived in New Delhi in August 2021 to take charge as the new Mission Director for USAID in India. In her role as the Mission Director, Ms. Reddy will lead USAID’s operations in India and Bhutan. 

Ms. Reddy brings with her a rich background in development and diplomacy. Born in Andhra Pradesh, India, she is the first Indian-American to lead USAID in India and Bhutan. Ms. Reddy most recently served as USAID’s Mission Director in Cambodia, where she oversaw robust programs spanning food security, environment, health, education, child protection, and democracy and governance. Previously, Ms. Reddy worked as USAID’s Deputy Mission Director in Haiti. 

Prior to Haiti, Ms. Reddy served in Washington, D.C. as an Assistant General Counsel, covering legal matters for USAID's programs in Asia, the Middle East, and Afghanistan and Pakistan. With broad international experience, Ms. Reddy also served at USAID missions in Pakistan and in regional roles in Central Asia and Central America.

Before embarking on a career of federal government service, Ms. Reddy was a corporate attorney in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Ms. Reddy holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Columbia University School of Law and an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Chicago. 

Last updated: August 04, 2021

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