Ms. Veena Reddy is the Mission Director for USAID in India. She is the first Indian-American to lead USAID in India and Bhutan. Ms. Reddy brings with her a rich background in development and diplomacy and previously served as USAID’s Mission Director in Cambodia, where she oversaw robust programs spanning food security, environment, health, education, child protection, and democracy and governance.
Prior to that, Ms. Reddy served in Washington, D.C. as an Assistant General Counsel, covering legal matters for USAID’s programs in Asia, the Middle East, and Afghanistan and Pakistan. With broad international experience, Ms. Reddy also served at USAID missions in Haiti, Pakistan, Central Asia and Central America. Before embarking on a career of federal government service, Ms. Reddy was a corporate attorney in New York, London, and Los Angeles. She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Columbia University and an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Chicago.