On
November 10, President Obama announced his nomination of Dr. Rajiv Shah for
Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development. Dr.
Shah currently works at the U.S. Department of Agriculture as Chief Scientist
and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. While at USDA, Dr.
Shah has directed the start of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture,
an organization focused on bioenergy, sustainable food production, and
nutrition.

            Dr.
Shah previously was the Director of Agricultural Development at the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, he oversaw the management of a global
vaccination fund. Dr. Shah also was a health care policy advisor for Gore’s
presidential campaign in 2000.

            Dr.
Shah earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and a
Master of Science in health economics at the Wharton School of Business. He is
a graduate of University of Michigan. Several organizations have welcomed
President Obama’s selection of Dr. Shah and believe that Dr. Shah has the
experience and necessary skills to be a great leader in global development.

For further
information, please follow this link:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-usaid-administrator

 

References:

“Ex-Gates
Foundation exec named foreign aid chief”, Matthew
Lee and Julie Pace
, The Boston Globe, November 10, 2009,
http://tiny.cc/3655E
 

“President Obama
Announces UASAID Administrator” Office of the Press Secretary, November 10,
2009, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-announces-usaid-administrator