Bangladesh-born Behnaz in Obama administration

19 Jan,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Bangladesh-born Behnaz Kibria has been nominated for the US President Barack Obama’s administration as Member of Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

The US President also announced his intent to nominate 29 individuals, including Behnaz Kibria, to key Administration posts, according to a White House announcement on January 16.

At present, Behnaz Kibria is discharging her duty as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Behnaz has previously served as a Trade Counsel to the Committee on Ways and Means in the United States House of Representatives, where she worked on the Peru, Colombia, and Korea Free Trade Agreements.

 Her portfolio also included U.S. preference programs, enforcement issues, and other trade and oversight initiatives.

Before joining the Committee in 2007, Ms. Kibria served as an Assistant General Counsel at USTR.

She also worked as an associate at the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, LLP in Washington, D.C. focusing on antidumping and countervailing duties cases.

Behnaz received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

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