THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 29, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON TO NOMINATE N. CINNAMON DORNSIFE AS U.S. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK WITH THE RANK OF AMBASSADOR
President Clinton announced today his intention to nominate N. Cinnamon Dornsife to be the U.S. Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with the rank of Ambassador.
Since January 1994, Ms. N. Cinnamon Dornsife has served as the U.S. Alternate Executive Director where she is also advocating and articulating U.S. positions on all ADB policies, loans, projects and procedures. Significant U.S. accomplishments during the past five years have included promotion of greater openness and transparency, policies supporting good governance, anti-corruption and participation by civil society in project identification and implementation. Ms. Dornsife is an expert in Asian Pacific affairs, with over twenty years experience in international development and foreign policy. Prior to joining the U.S. Executive Director's office at the Asian Development Bank, Ms. Dornsife served as the Washington Representative for the Asian Foundation. Prior positions with the Asian Foundation include Southeast Asia program field director, Assistant Representative in Indonesia. Ms. Dornsife's career in international development also included work with the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Asia Environmental Partnership, a U.S. government initiative linking governments, the private sector and civil society addressing shared environmental challenges.
Ms. Dornsife received a Masters Degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Emory University.