Obama Names Nominee for Another Top USAID Post

U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Eric Postel to be the assistant administrator for economic growth, agriculture and trade of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Postel is the founder of an investment banking and financial consulting company, Pangaea Partners, which focuses on emerging markets. He has also served as commissioner of the U.S. HELP Commission, a body appointed by the U.S. Senate to assist in reforms of U.S. foreign aid programs.

Obama has also nominated Roberto Herencia and James Torrey as members of the Overseas Private Investment Corp.’s board of directors. 

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.