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PublishDate: Sunday, January 24, 202111:50

Biden Appoints Indian American as Director for South Asia in NSC

US President Joe Biden team announced the appointment of Indian American Sumona Guha to the role of Senior Director for South Asia at the National Security Council, Indian media outlet The Hindu reported.

Afghan voice agency (AVA)_Guha co-chaired the South Asia foreign policy working group on the Biden-Harris campaign, and was a member of the transition team, the report said, adding that she will succeed the Trump administration’s Lisa Curtis in the role.

Guha, a former Foreign Service officer, has been a Senior Vice President since mid-2018 at the Albright Stonebridge Group, whose chair is former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

She has also worked at the US India #Business_Council and, prior to that, in the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff with responsibility for South Asia, according to the report.

She was also a Deputy Director for #Afghanistan_Affairs in the Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and has been a special advisor for National Security Affairs in the Office of the Vice President (during Biden’s tenure).

The transition team also announced other #NSC_appointments and roles, as part of Biden’s restructuring of the NSC, which will be headed by Jake Sullivan, who had said that Biden had asked him to “reimagine” national security.

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