Enoh Titilayo Ebong has been appointed as the U.S Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) director. Titilayo was born in Nigeria and she is a lawyer by profession. She has been serving as the head of strategic partnership at the Milken Centre with an aim of improving the access of health, education, financial empowerment and entrepreneurship.
“The appointment meant a return to USTDA where from 2004 to 2019, Ms. Ebong has served in a variety of roles, most recently as the Agency’s General Counsel, and Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer,” the USTDA stated.
“As the acting director, Ms. Ebong leads an agency that partners with U.S private sector to develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in the emerging economies while supporting U.S jobs through the export of U.S good and service.”
Speaking during the swearing-in event, Ms. Ebong said, “It is an honour to return to USTDA. The opportunity to lead the Agency comes at a critical moment when the world is turning to the United States for leadership on clean energy and climate-smart infrastructure, as well as safe and secure ICT solutions. The agency is one of the most effective, targeted and proven tools within the U.S government. I’ve long believed in USTDA’s mission and program, which are fully aligned with the president’s vision of strengthening our economy and addressing climate as an essential component of America foreign policy and national security.”