Veena Reddy

Veena Reddy
Mission Director

Veena Reddy, a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, is USAID/Cambodia's Mission Director. She oversees a staff of 75 and USAID programs in the food security, environment, health, education, child protection, and democracy and governance sectors.  She has served as Deputy Mission Director in Haiti, where she oversaw post‐earthquake reconstruction efforts, elections support, economic growth, food security interventions, hurricane response, and the development of a new strategy.

Prior to this posting, she served in Washington as an Assistant General Counsel, covering legal matters for USAID's programs in Asia, Middle East, and Afghanistan and Pakistan. She has also served in USAID missions in Pakistan, the Central Asian Republics and Central America. As an attorney, she has counseled USAID senior officials and missions on a wide range of legal and policy matters, such as U.S. Government relations with host countries, bilateral instruments, and relationships with the Inspector General, development alliances, credit activities, and ethics.

Prior to her government service, Ms. Reddy was a corporate attorney at Rogers & Wells in New York and at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in London and Los Angeles. In private sector, she focused on international and domestic corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property transactions. Ms. Reddy holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the New York and California bars.

Last updated: May 21, 2019

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