Nancy Jo Powell

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Nancy Jo Powell
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United States Ambassador to India
In office
April 19, 2012 – March 31, 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Albert Peter Burleigh
Succeeded by Richard Rahul Verma
United States Ambassador to Nepal
In office
July 16, 2007 – March 12, 2010
President George W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded by James F. Moriarty
Succeeded by Scott H. DeLisi
United States Ambassador to Pakistan
In office
August 2, 2002 – November 5, 2004
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Wendy Chamberlin
Succeeded by Ryan C. Crocker
United States Ambassador to Ghana
In office
July 16, 2001 – May 26, 2002
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Kathryn Dee Robinson
Succeeded by Mary Carlin Yates
United States Ambassador to Uganda
In office
November 7, 1997 – July 9, 1999
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by E. Michael Southwick
Succeeded by Martin George Brennan
Personal details
Born 1947 (age 69–70)
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Northern Iowa
Profession Career Diplomat

Nancy Jo Powell (born 1947, Cedar Falls, Iowa) was the United States Ambassador to India.[1]

Powell was Director General of the United States Foreign Service, a position she assumed after serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal.[2] Powell is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Ambassador Powell joined the United States Foreign Service in 1977, and has held assignments in Africa and South Asia.

On 31st March 2014, in the wake of the Devyani Khobragade diplomatic incident which severely deteriorated US-India relations, it was announced that Nancy Powell, then serving US Ambassador to India, would be retiring in May 2014, after 37 years of service with the US Department of State. Media reports alleged that Nancy Powell resignation was inevitable after the officials of the Government of India stopped accepting to meet her.[3][4]

Previous positions[edit]

Other overseas assignments have included Islamabad, Pakistan; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Ottawa, Canada; and previous Washington assignments were those of Nepal Desk Officer and Refugee Assistance Officer.[6]

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
E. Michael Southwick
United States Ambassador to Uganda
1997–1999
Succeeded by
Martin George Brennan
Preceded by
Kathryn Dee Robinson
United States Ambassador to Ghana
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Mary Carlin Yates
Preceded by
Wendy Chamberlin
United States Ambassador to Pakistan
2002–2004
Succeeded by
Ryan C. Crocker
Preceded by
James F. Moriarty
United States Ambassador to Nepal
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Scott H. DeLisi
Preceded by
Albert Peter Burleigh
United States Ambassador to India
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Richard Rahul Verma