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Washington: The US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American Nisha Desai Biswal as Assistant Administrator for Asia in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Incidentally, USAID is headed by Raj Shah, who is the highest ranking Indian-American in the Obama Administration.
Biswal is currently a Majority Clerk for the State Department and Foreign Operations Subcommittee on the Committee on Appropriations in the US House of Representatives.
Announcing her nomination among several others, Obama said: "I am grateful that these impressive individuals have agreed to join my administration. I am confident they will serve ably in their new roles, and look forward to working with them in the coming months and years."
In her present position, she has jurisdiction over the State Department, USAID and other aspects of the international affairs budget.
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