US Agency for International Development (USAID) on 26th July named Veena Reddy as the first Indian-American Mission Director of USAID in India. USAID in a tweet said that Reddy was sworn-in and her appointment would bolster US-India`s development partnership leveraging her unique experiences and leadership. India`s Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu greeted Reddy. Veena Reddy is a Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development, and is currently USAID Mission Director in Cambodia since August 2017. 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.