Earlier this week, Richard Greene was sworn in as the new mission director for Bangladesh for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Greene will oversee one of USAID’s largest development assistance programs globally, specifically in funding and staff size.
U.S. assistance to Bangladesh includes support for governance, better education and health for the population, resources to enlarge economic opportunities, better food security and disaster improvement.
Prior to becoming Mission Director, Greene held the position of director at the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. He also served in Bangladesh as Deputy Chief of USAID’s Office of Population, Health and Nutrition. In addition, he served in Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Sudan.
“I would like to thank the Administrator for giving me the opportunity to work in Bangladesh for USAID. This is both a great honor and a tremendous responsibility,” said Greene. “I also look forward to working closely with the Government of Bangladesh on all aspects of its development agenda.”
Greene received his Master of Arts in History and Master of Public Health with a specialty in epidemiology from UCLA. He also served as a volunteer to the U.S. Peace Corps in the Ivory Coast for two years.