WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals including Ethiopian – American Mimi Alemayehou to key administration posts:
- James F. Entwistle, Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Department of State
- Mimi E. Alemayehou, Member, Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation
- Johnnie Carson, Member, Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation
President Obama said, “I am proud to nominate such accomplished and dedicated individuals to these important roles. I am grateful for their decision to serve, and look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
Mimi E. Alemayehou, Nominee Member, Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation
Ms. Alemayehou was recently nominated by the President to serve as Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. She was most recently the United States Executive Director at the African Development Bank (AfDB) where she was responsible for executing Board decisions on behalf of the United States government. Ms. Alemayehou served as the most senior U.S. Treasury official in Africa and was instrumental in pushing for reforms to make the Bank more transparent and to engage more broadly with outside stakeholders. Prior to the AfDB, she was Founder and Managing Partner of Trade Links, LLC, a development consulting firm that worked with clients on emerging markets issues and promoting African exports under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Previously, Ms. Alemayehou was with the International Executive Service Corps where she managed a multi-country trade project in Africa. She also served as a Director of International Regulatory Affairs at WorldSpace Corporation, an emerging markets focused satellite telecommunications company. Ms. Alemayehou is a naturalized US Citizen; she was born in Ethiopia and spent her early years in Kenya before emigrating to the United States. Ms. Alemayehou holds a Masters degree in International Business and International Law and Development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Source: The white house