Breakfast Briefing with Asst. Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh

Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

Venue : VISA Boardroom (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Road, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : August 31, 2018

Time : 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Price : $0.00

2018-08-31 08:00:00 2018-08-31 09:00:00 Asia/Singapore Breakfast Briefing with Asst. Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh - VISA Boardroom (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Road, #23-03 Shaw Centre) AmCham Singapore

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Description

AmCham Singapore and The US-ASEAN Business Council are pleased to invite you to a breakfast briefing featuring Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs.

Assistant Secretary Singh will share her insights on the recently-launched Indo-Pacific strategy.
  This strategy, which has been endorsed by President Trump, is rooted in the fact that the United States is an Indo-Pacific nation and one that is deeply invested in the broader region. Under this initiative, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo recently announced new U.S. economic initiatives to support foundational areas of the future: digital economy, energy, and infrastructure. This represents a strategic investment in deeper engagement of the Indo-Pacific while growing the United States’ economy and creating jobs.  Additional information on the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at this important meeting.
  Space is limited, so please register soon.


About the Speaker

Manisha Singh

Manisha Singh
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

Manisha Singh was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State on November 22, 2017. She leads a team of over 200 employees in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs which also serves as the home bureau for economic officers posted in embassies around the world. She is the first woman appointed to the role and is responsible for advancing American prosperity, entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. This includes leveling the playing field and providing opportunities for U.S. companies and their workers to compete and succeed.

Manisha previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs responsible for developing and promoting international trade policy. She also served as a senior aide to members of Congress and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where she managed international economic policy. Her private sector experience includes practicing law at multinational law firms and working in-house at an investment bank. She was also the Senior Fellow for International Economic Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council as well as a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Manisha completed a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Studies, with concentration in international trade, at the American University Washington College of Law. While completing this degree, she worked in the Office of General Counsel at the United States International Trade Commission. Her educational background also includes earning a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Florida College of Law and completing a Certificate at the University of Leiden in The Netherlands. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with honors at the University of Miami at the age of 19. She is admitted to practice law in Florida, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. She speaks fluent Hindi and conversational Spanish.


 

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