Saturday, December 17, 2011

Powell is U.S Ambassador to India

Neelam Mathews
Dec 17, 2011

US President Barack Obama has named 64-year old Nancy Powell, a political appointee, with wide experience in Nepal and Pakistan to be the ambassador to India and fill a half-year vacancy.

Obama's first ambassador to India, former congressman Timothy Roemer, announced his resignation in April.

Presently serving as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State, Ms. Powell was conferred the personal rank of Career Ambassador in January 2011.

Prior to her current assignment, Powell served as Ambassador to Nepal (2007-2009), Pakistan (2002-2004), Ghana (2001-2002), and Uganda (1997-1999).  Powell’s Washington assignments include: Refugee Assistance Officer, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Activities, and the National Intelligence Officer for South Asia at the National Intelligence Council.

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