Swati Dandenkar (Indian-American) appointed as US Director of ADB


As the next United States director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) India - born Swati Dandenkar has been appointed. US President Barack Obama was nominated her for this position and was designated with rank of an ambassador.

Image of Swati Dandekar

Image of Swati Dandekar

Appointed US Director of ADB

  • She would US Director of ADB on the place of Robert M Orr who has held this position since 2010.

About Swati Dandenkar

  • Swati Dandenkar was born on March 6, 1951 in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • She was shifted to the US in 1973 with her husband Arvind.
  • She had completed her BS degree in Biology and Chemistry from Nagpur University and a graduate diploma from Mumbai University in dietetics.
  • The first Indian - born American citizen to win a state legislature seat in the United States was Swati Dandenkar.
  • From 2003 to 2009, she was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives and was also member of the Iowa Senate from 2009 to 2011. Later
  • From 2011 to 2013, she had served on the Iowa Utilities Board and member of the Vision Iowa Board of Directors from 2000 to 2003.
  • She has also served as Chair president (formerly) of the National Foundation for Women Legislators in 2011.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 24, 2015