M19 INDIA ABROAD, JUNE 2013
For being an
leader; for his
hope to those
who need it
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USAID Administrator Raj Shah — the highest-ranking Indian-American administration official — hit the ground running with the devastating Haiti earthquake, his first assignment.
From the American People
For the American People
Every day, in his capacity as USAID Administrator, Dr Raj Shah heals the world a little more.
Aziz Haniffa salutes the India Abroad Person of the Year for Public Service 2012.
In May 2012, President Barack Obama, launching a White House symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Secu- rity, referring to Dr Rajiv ‘Raj’ Shah, had declared, ‘Every time I meet him, I realize that I was an underachiever in my 30s.’
to which he brought a degree in medicine, a
degree in business, a long tenure at the Gates
Foundation, and then as a senior official at the
Department of Agriculture where he was an
under secretary and also chief scientist.
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