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Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Sepideh Keyvanshad
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October 2, 2022

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Sepideh Keyvanshad
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Sepideh Keyvanshad

Sepideh Keyvanshad has been serving as Mission Director for USAID/Nepal since August 2020.  A career development professional, Sepideh has worked within the U.S. Government in a variety of roles, including the Department of State and the National Security Council, and as a Foreign Service Officer with USAID since 2000. Sepideh has extensive interagency experience, including serving as:  Senior Advisor for Assistance at the State Department Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Program Manager Lead for State/USAID Redesign; Director for International Economic Affairs for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the National Security Council; Senior Advisor for Interstate Competition and Stabilization with a focus on Russia at the U.S. Institute of Peace; and as a student at the National War College.  She has been posted overseas with USAID in Afghanistan and El Salvador and has served with international and non-governmental organizations in Russia and in Haiti. Sepideh has broad experience working with and across development and governmental institutions, and her career has focused on supporting governance efforts, as well as institutional and organizational change, around the world.  Sepideh holds a M.S. in strategic studies from the National War College, and a J.D. from the University of Illinois’ College of Law. She speaks Farsi and Spanish.