THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ROBERT C. RANDOLPH AS ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR ASIA AND NEAR EAST AFFAIRS AT THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced his intent to nominate Robert C. Randolph as Assistant Administrator for Asia and Near East Affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Mr. Robert C. Randolph, of Seattle, Washington, is currently Mediator/Arbitrator, specializing in international transactions, with the Washington Arbitration and Mediation Service in Seattle. Previously, Mr. Randolph was Washington State Special Trade Representative, advising the governor and legislature in international trade policy. While handling trade policy for the nation's most trade dependent state, Mr. Randolph was particularly active in the Pacific Rim. Mr. Randolph formerly worked for the Chloride Group, PLC, a global electrical company with extensive holdings in the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Randolph was the Managing Director of Chloride Eastern Industries, Ltd., a Singapore-based public company with holdings throughout South and Southeast Asia, and worked extensively in India and Indonesia. He was formerly a Partner and Managing Director of the Seattle firm of MacDonald, Hoague & Bayless.
Mr. Randolph received his B.A. in English from the Virginia Military Institute with High Honors, obtained an additional B.A. and M.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Templeton College, Oxford University.
The Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia and Near East Affairs (ANE), at the Agency for International Development (AID) will oversee the merger of the separate Asia and Near East bureaus currently at AID. The new ANE will have responsibility for the planning, formulation, implementation, management, and evaluation of U.S. economic assistance programs within the ANE region which consists of 21 countries. In addition, the Assistant Administrator will direct and supervise the activities of the Bureau and its missions and representative offices in the ANE region; formulate, approve, and authorize economic assistance programs and projects in the region; represent the Agency before Congress, the press and the public; and approve and direct the allocation of resources among offices.