October 18, 2022
Ms. Camille Richardson
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Camille Richardson is a tenured Senior Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Commercial Service. She began her career in government with the International Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1993. She became an accredited diplomat with the U.S. Commercial Service in 1998 and has served six successive tours of duty in Miami, FL; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Nairobi, Kenya; Mumbai, India, and Sao Paulo, Brazil facilitating commercial partnerships between U.S. and local companies. She was recently appointed as Commerce ITA’s new Deputy Assistant Secretary for MEA region.
Camille earned a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University in 1989, and an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins/SAIS in 1993. She speaks Portuguese and Portunhol along with a bit of Hindi, Swahili and French.