Azza El-Abd

Azza El-Abd
Deputy Assistant Administrator

Ms. Azza El-Abd assumed her position as USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Management Bureau on July 25, 2018. She previously served as Mission Director to Lebanon and most recently to Serbia where she oversaw USAID's assistance program to support Serbia’s efforts to strengthen democratic practices and institutions and stimulate economic growth. From 2010-2012, she was the Deputy Mission Director and Acting Mission Director to USAID/Kosovo.

As a career Foreign Service Officer, Ms. El-Abd’s overseas experience includes tours at USAID Missions in Central Europe, East Africa and South and East Asia. During her prior Washington assignments, she served as the Director of the Office of Central America and Mexico Affairs, in the Latin America Bureau and as the Deputy Director of the Office of Middle East Affairs, in the Asia and Near East Bureau.

Ms. El-Abd holds a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alexandria and a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She speaks Arabic and Spanish.

Last updated: May 02, 2019

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