Yet another Nigerian is repping in the international world!
President of the United States, Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-American Enoh Titilayo Ebong as the Acting Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency.
Ebong is the fourth Nigerian to be appointed by Biden since his inauguration.
The USTDA’s primarily responsibility is to serve as bridge between the United States and the local communities in terms of trade.
Ebong in response to honours during her swearing-in ceremony said that she feels proud and motivated to have been entrusted with the responsibility of handling the US trade at such a critical time in the history of the country.
Born to Nigerian parents, Ebong grew up in Lagos State. Her father is a former Permanent Secretary at the Lagos State Ministry of Economic Development and Reconstruction.
Ms. Ebong had served in a variety of roles, she was until her appointment a Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer at the USTDA.
She led a team of Staff of the USTDA responsible for ensuring the programmes run by the agency are achieved.
Since joining the agency as an attorney-advisor in 2004, she has served in various roles including as acting Regional Director for sub-Saharan Africa, Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel. She also worked as the chief legal officer of the agency.
A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, she holds a Master of Arts in Communication from the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
Ebong also holds a Masters in History (honour) from the University from the University of Edinburgh.