Indian American nominated as the Ambassador to the Netherlands by Biden


United States President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian American as the Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, on Friday, March 11.

Shefali Razdan Duggal, 50, of California, a Kashmir immigrant to the US, is a longtime Democratic Party activist and fundraiser, described by the White House as “an experienced political activist, women’s rights advocate, and human rights campaigner.”

Razdan Duggal is a former Presidential Appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council, and continues to serve as a Western Regional Advisor.

She is a San Francisco Committee member of Human Rights Watch, a member of the Wake Forest University Leadership and Character Council, and served on the National Board of Directors for Emily’s List.

She has received numerous civic awards, including being recognized with the Western Regional Leadership Award by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, as a Community Hero by the California State Assembly, and as one of the Most Powerful Women in California by the National Diversity Council.

She served as National Co-Chair of Women for Biden, and as a Deputy National Finance Chair at the Democratic National Committee.

She will have to be approved by the U.S. Senate following hearings to take up her appointment.

Razdan Duggal received a B.S. in Mass Communication from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and M.A. in Media Ecology from New York University.