Who is Enoh Titilayo Edong?

Nigerian born Enoh Titilayo Edong was recently appointed as the acting director of the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) by United States President, Joe Biden.

As Acting Director, Ms. Ebong leads an agency that partners with the U.S. private sector to develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in emerging economies, while supporting U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services.

A proudly Nigerian, Ebong grew up in Lagos state. Her father, Ime James Ebong, was a Nigerian civil servant who served as permanent secretary.


Ms. Ebong had served in a variety of roles, most recently as the Agency’s General Counsel, and Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer.

Ebong had previously served as the head of strategic partnerships at the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream.

She practiced law at the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris and Popeo, P.C., representing public and private companies in public offerings, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance issues before joining the agency in 2004.


Ebong earned a Juris Doctor 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.

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