Bangladeshi Farah appointed in Biden administration
Staff Reporter, USA || risingbd.com
Expatriate Bangladeshi Farah Ahmed has been appointed as the Chief of Staff nominee in the office of Under Secretary of Rural Development under the US Department of Agriculture, according to a press release issued on Thursday (January 21).
Most recently, Ahmad served as the Senior Program Coordinator in the Office of Consumer Education and a Senior Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Prior to her time at CFPB, she served as the Program Manager on the Community and Economic Development team in the Rural Business Cooperative Service at USDA and Senior Policy Analyst at Center for American Progress.
She holds a master’s from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
Farah Ahmed is the daughter of Dr. Matlub Ahmed and mother Dr. Ferdous Ahmed. They are both working as professors at a university in United States.
Abdul Baten Khan was the chairman of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. Farah Ahmad niece is the nephew of a member of standing committee of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and former minister Dr. Abdul Moin Khan.
Apart from expatriate Bangladeshi Farah Ahmed, five others have been appointed to the US Department of Agriculture at the same time.
David Grahn was named Principal Deputy General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, Olugbenga Ajilore was named Senior Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development, Mike Schmidt was named Senior Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, Marcus Graham was named Deputy Administrator for Field Operations in the Farm Service Agency and Marcus Graham was named Deputy Administrator for Field Operations in the Farm Service Agency.