President of the United States, Joe Biden, recently announced the appointment of another Nigerian-born expert, Enoh Ebong, as the Acting Director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
As the legal practitioner looks to lead the agency, partnering with the US private sector to develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in emerging economies; here are five striking things, found by the Quillcastle crew, about Ebong.
- Ebong was born in Akwa ibom state and grew up in Lagos with her father, Ime James Ebong – a Nigerian civil servant who served as Permanent secretary before she moved to the US to further her Education.
- She earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, a Master of Arts in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in History, with Honors, from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar.
- She 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.
- Ebong had served with the USTDA in different roles from 2004 to 2019 before leaving temporarily, most recently as the Agency’s General Counsel, and Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer.
- Prior to her return to USTDA, Ebong served as 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.
Source: Ripples Nigeria