United States President, Joe Biden, has appointed Nigerian-born Enoh Titilayo Ebong, as the acting Director of the US Trade and Development Agency, USTDA.
The appointment meant a return to USTDA where from 2004 to 2019, Ebong had served in a variety of roles, most recently as the Agency’s General Counsel, and Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer
In a statement by USTDA, Ebong will lead an agency that partners with the U.S. private sector to develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in emerging economies while supporting U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services.
She is expected to lead the agency in partnering with the country’s private sector in order to develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in emerging economies.
Ebong grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Her father, Ime James Ebong, was a Nigerian civil servant who served as permanent secretary.
Other Nigerian- Americans appointed by the US President include Adewale Adeyemo who was recently announced as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department, Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo as White House Counsel, as well as Osaremen Okolo as a member of his COVID-19 response team.