Jaidev “Jay “ Singh
Director, Center for Env, Energy and Infrastructure
Jaidev "Jay" Singh, PhD. is the Director of USAID's Center for Environment, Energy and Infrastructure - one of USAID's largest centers and a White House priority. Dr. Jay Singh, a career Foreign Service Officer, was the longest-serving USIAD/Azerbaijan Mission Director in Baku from July 2018 to July 2022. In Baku, in close collaboration with the U.S. Ambassador, he significantly enhanced an enduring partnership with Azerbaijan by increasing Azeri socio-economic independence from Russia, China and Iran towards the US and the EU. He pioneered a unique private sector and diplomatic engagement to focus on expanding US-Azerbaijan trade ties, increasing agricultural outputs and trade, supporting energy legislation while making women's economic empowerment a key focus of the mission.