Shireen Singh is the Senior Director for Policy Advocacy at USISPF since May 2021. Prior to the current role, Shireen was the Director for South Asia at The Asia Group in Washington, D.C. At The Asia Group, Shireen supported clients with their strategy and expansion efforts in South Asia across a range of sectors, including energy, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and health care, logistics, auto, financial services, higher education, and manufacturing. Shireen brings over 25 years of experience working for the U.S. State Department at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi has a Political Specialist. Drawing from her extensive experience working in India, Shireen brings a deep understanding of the region’s policy and business landscapes at the central and state levels in India.
During her 21 years of service at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Shireen covered a wide range of issues in the Political Section including domestic Indian politics and parliamentary affairs, foreign policy, and defense issues. In this capacity, she drafted all U.S. congressionally mandated reports, including on human rights, international religious freedom, and trafficking in persons for India and Bhutan. During her career with the U.S. Embassy, Shireen coordinated bilateral meetings between President Obama and Prime Minister Modi in 2010 and 2015 and led planning and execution of the U.S.–India Strategic Dialogue. Shireen has also authored analytical reports on India’s relations with the United States, Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Iran, and Russia.
Shireen holds a B.A. in Political Science from the Jesus and Mary College at Delhi University. Shireen has received several awards for her service at the U.S. State Department, including the Meritorious Honor Award for supporting the U.S.–India relations following the Indian national elections in 2014. Shireen is married and has one son.