US President Joe Biden has named Indian-American diplomat Rachna Sachdev Korhonen as his ambassador to Mali. The White House gave this information on Friday. This is the third such nomination received by an Indian-American in the US in the last one month. Korhonen began his career with the US Foreign Service, currently serving as deputy assistant secretary and executive director of the US State Department’s Joint Executive Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs and the South and Central Asian Bureau.
The White House issued a statement saying that Korhonen had previously served as consul general and principal officer at the US consulate in Dharan, Saudi Arabia. He headed the management cell of the US Embassy in Colombo and has also served as a special assistant to the undersecretary of management in Washington.
Earlier last month, Biden announced that he would that Indian-American diplomat Puneet Talwar is to be appointed as its ambassador to Morocco and Indian-origin political activist Shefali Razdan Duggal as its ambassador to the Netherlands.