Ms Veena Reddy

Mission Director, USAID India


Veena Reddy, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is the first Indian-American to lead USAID in India and Bhutan. Ms. Reddy recently served as USAID’s Mission Director in Cambodia, where she oversaw programs spanning food security, environment, health, education, child protection, and democracy and governance. Previously, Ms. Reddy worked as USAID’s Deputy Mission Director in Haiti. Prior to Haiti, Ms. Reddy served in Washington, D.C. as Assistant General Counsel, covering legal matters in Asia, the Middle East, and Afghanistan and Pakistan. Ms. Reddy also served at USAID Missions in Pakistan and in regional roles in Central Asia and Central America. Before her federal government service, Ms. Reddy was a corporate attorney in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Ms. Reddy holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Chicago.