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Spotlight: Tamarind (Tammy) Murrietta

Tamarind Murrietta is the Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique. Ms. Murrietta specializes in U.S. – Africa commercial trade relations and has also worked in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. Tamarind was pivotal in the launch of the largest Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan African history by playing a lead role at the U.S. Embassy in support of the Project.

Prior to this position, she was the Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy Nairobi. Ms. Murrietta is a former management consultant that assisted U.S. businesses investing in the West African market. Former clients include General Electric, Cartus Global and several small-medium sized American companies across several sectors. Previously, Ms. Murrietta was a Team Lead in the office of the Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce and led special international initiatives. She was selected as a U.S. Department of Commerce Aspiring Leader in 2010 and has also worked in Hong Kong, India and the UK.

Before her role with Commerce, Ms. Murrietta worked at the U.S. Department of State, World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Prior to these roles, she advised the Government of India Chamber of Commerce and Industry on a South Asian regional trade project with the World Bank.

Ms. Murrietta is completing a post-graduate program in Global Business at Yale University and is an alumnus of the Yale School of Management Executive Women’s Leadership Program. Ms. Murrietta received her Master’s in International Relations from the University of London, King’s College London. She is the recipient of the 2020 Department of State Individual Superior Honor Award, the Department of Commerce William E. Morton Memorial Award and the 2019 Department of Commerce Director General Award for Client Engagement. She is the author of several published articles, a Fellow with the British American Project and supports several global charities.

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