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Henry Steingass, Regional Director, South and Southeast Asia

Henry Steingass

Regional Director, South and Southeast Asia

Henry Steingass serves as Regional Director for South and Southeast Asia at USTDA, where he assists U.S. companies and overseas sponsors to implement USTDA-funded development projects and innovative public-private partnerships that lead to increased trade. His portfolio covers emerging markets in these two key sub-regions and initiatives through the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and ASEAN. He served as Regional Director for Asia, covering China and SE Asia from 2004 to 2007. In these portfolios, Mr. Steingass has concentrated USTDA investment in aviation sector modernization, transportation sector safety and security, clean energy development, e-government and e-commerce initiatives, customs modernization, and emergency response capabilities. Particularly in 2008 and 2009, he has been instrumental in building the agency’s clean energy and climate change portfolio in the priority markets of India, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines.

From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Steingass served as USTDA Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East, where he oversaw the reopening of the agency's operations in Nigeria and the launch of USTDA’s Africa regional office in Johannesburg. He also developed a portfolio of agency-supported activities centered on U.S. foreign policy priorities, including transportation security and trade capacity.

Mr. Steingass brought over 20 years of international experience in energy and other infrastructure sectors to USTDA. At K&M Engineering and Consulting of Washington, D.C., he led project advisory services for the implementation of "greenfield" independent power projects in Vietnam, Korea, Laos, Tunisia and Côte d’Ivoire, and management consulting teams for public utility restructuring. He also served as an Energy Advisor in the Asia Bureau at the U.S. Agency for International Development and at the Tennessee Valley Authority, working with its international renewable energy and environment programs.

He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.