Event Details

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

GLOBAL: U.S. Embassy Economic Officers

Event Information

Date & time

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Washington , DC


Matthew Calardo at +1-202-595-2669 or mcalardo@bciu.org

Reception with The Honorable Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, and U.S. Embassy Economic Officers deploying to new posts this summer.

For more information, please contact Matthew Calardo at mcalardo@bciu.org or +1-202-595-2669.


Biographical Information

Manisha Singh was designated Acting Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment and Privacy Shield Ombudsperson by the President in September 2018. She also serves as the Foreign Affairs Sous Sherpa for the G-7. Manisha was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State in November 2017. She leads a team of over 200 employees in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs which also serves as the home bureau for economic officers posted in embassies around the world. She is the first woman appointed to the role and is responsible for advancing American prosperity, entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. This includes leveling the playing field and providing opportunities for U.S. companies and their workers to compete and succeed. Her responsibilities including sanctions and trade policy, international finance, cyber-security, emerging technologies, foreign investment and aviation negotiations.

Ms. Singh served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs responsible for developing and promoting international trade policy during the Bush Administration. She also served as a senior aide to members of Congress and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where she managed international economic and trade policy.

Ms. Singh completed a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Studies, with concentration in international trade, at the American University Washington College of Law. While completing this degree, she worked in the Office of General Counsel at the United States International Trade Commission. Her educational background also includes earning a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Florida College of Law and completing a Certificate at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with honors at the University of Miami.