WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American Geeta Pasi, a career foreign service officer, as the country’s next envoy to Chad.
Ms Pasi, who served as US Ambassador to Djibouti from 2011 to 2014, is a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counsellor. She is at present the Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State.
Announcement for Ms Pasi’s nomination as the next US envoy to the central African nation of Chad came along with several other appointments to key administration post.
“I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have decided to serve our country. I look forward to working with them,” US President Obama said in a statement issued by the White House yesterday.
Ms Pasi was also the Director of the Office of East African Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs from 2009 to 2011, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Dhaka, from 2006 to 2009, and Deputy Principal Officer at the US Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany from 2003 to 2006.
Since joining the Foreign Service in 1988, Pasi has also served at posts in Cameroon, Ghana, India and Romania.
Ms Pasi received her BA from Duke University and a MA in French Studies from New York University.