Trump Nominates Manisha Singh as Assistant Secretary of State
United States President Donald Trump has nominated Florida-based attorney Manisha Singh as assistant secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs.
She will be in charge of the department upon approval by the US Senate. The position has been lying vacant since January 2017, after Charles Rivkin resigned following the swearing in of Trump as the 45th US president.
In the new position, she will be in charge of Economic Diplomacy.
She currently serves as the chief counsel and senior policy advisor to US senator Dan Sullivan. She earlier served as a senior aide to the US Senate Foreign Relations committee, and as a former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs.
Singh has also practiced law at multinational law firms, and worked in-house at an investment bank.
She holds an LL.M. in international legal studies from the American University Washington College of Law, a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Miami. She also studied at the University of Leiden Law School in the Netherlands. Singh speaks fluent Hindi, the media release issued by the White House, stated.
Singh hails from Uttar Pradesh, and moved to the US along with her parents as a child.