Nisha Biswal confirmed as deputy CEO of US DFC

Indian-American policy expert and businesswoman, has previously served as president of the USIBC

Rishika Bhardwaj

Indian-American policy expert and businesswoman, Nisha Biswal was confirmed as the deputy chief executive officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) by the senate through a voice vote. As a federal agency the DFC focuses on investing in development projects, with a primary emphasis on lower and middle-income countries.

Currently the senior vice president of international strategy and global initiatives​ at the United States Chamber of Commerce, Biswal has spent over a decade serving as staff director for State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee in the House Appropriations Committee and as professional staff for the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardee served as the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs in the United States Department of State during President Barack Obama’s administration from 2013 to 2017. Notably, she was the first South-Asian American to hold this influential position.

Biswal also served as the president of the US-India Business Council at the United States Chamber of Commerce ​where she played a crucial role in furthering bilateral relations between the two nations.

Having immigrated to the United States with her parents, Biswal graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor degree in International Relations and Economics.

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