President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday announced his intent to nominate Enoh T. Ebong as the Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. In February 2021, President Biden appointed Ms. Ebong to serve as USTDA’s Chief Operating Officer; she has been serving as the Acting Director of the Agency since then. Ms. Ebong’s appointment meant a return to the Agency where from 2004 to 2019, she served in a variety of roles including as the Agency’s General Counsel, and Deputy Director.
Prior to her return to USTDA, Ms. Ebong served as the Head of Strategic Partnerships at the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, where she drove the development of strategic partnerships to expand access to education, health, financial empowerment and entrepreneurship.
Before joining USTDA in 2004, Ms. Ebong practiced law at the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. representing public and private companies in offerings, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance issues.
Ms. Ebong earned her JD from the University of Michigan Law School, a Master of Arts in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in History, with honors, from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar.