Secretary Clinton Appoints Under Secretary Maria Otero as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues
Ms. Otero has extensive management and international development experience. As the former CEO of the major microfinance organization, ACCION International, Under Secretary Otero brings a wealth of experience to implement the Obama Administration’s agenda on a broad range of issues.
Maria Otero was sworn in on August 10, 2009 as the Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. In addition to her responsibilities as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, she also oversees and coordinates the work of the Bureaus of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Oceans, Environment and Science; and Population, Refugees and Migration; and the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.