February 3, 2021

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has named Enoh T. Ebong the Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

The agency partners with the U.S. private sector to develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in emerging economies, while supporting U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services.

The appointment means a return to agency for Ebong, who worked there from 2004 to 2019 in various roles, most recently as the Agency’s General Counsel, and Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer,

“It is an honor 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,” said Ms. Ebong during her swearing-in ceremony. “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 American foreign policy and national security.”

Before returning to the agency, Ebong, who holds a member at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar, was the Head of Strategic Partnerships at the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, where she drove the development of strategic partnerships to expand access to education, health, financial empowerment and entrepreneurship. 

She previously practiced law at the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris and Popeo, P.C., representing public and private companies in public offerings, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance issues.

Ms. Ebong earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a Master of Arts in History from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.