Driving sustainable investment in African Mining

Nisha Biswal


Nisha Biswal is DFC’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer and brings over 30 years of experience in U.S. foreign policy and international development programs, including in the Executive Branch, Congress, and the private sector.

Before DFC, Ms. Biswal served as the Senior Vice President for international strategy and global initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and oversaw the U.S. India Business Council and the U.S. Bangladesh Business Council. 

Ms. Biswal served as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2013 to 2017. There, she oversaw the U.S.-India strategic partnership, including the launch of an annual U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue. Prior to that, Ms. Biswal was Assistant Administrator for Asia at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), directing USAID programs across South, Central, and Southeast Asia. She spent over a decade on Capitol Hill, as staff director on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee on Appropriations and professional staff on the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives.

Ms. Biswal served as the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid and on the Board of the National Democratic Institute and the U.S. Institute of Peace International Advisory Council.