Deputy Economic Chief
American Institute in Taiwan
Arati Shroff is a career U.S. diplomat and is currently the Deputy Economic Chief at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in Taipei, where she leads and manages a dynamic team to advance U.S.-Taiwan cooperation across supply chains, cybersecurity, innovation, trade, environment, and health.
She was recently posted to Hawaii as an Una Chapman Cox Fellow and East-West Center Adjunct Fellow, where she advised the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command on Asia foreign and economic policy. In her previous assignment, Arati advanced U.S. policy at U.S. Consulate Shanghai during China’s host year of the G-20. She has also served in Washington, DC in the Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asia and at U.S. Embassy Kuwait. She started her Foreign Service career as an intern at U.S. Embassy Beijing during China’s accession to the World Trade Organization.
Prior to her diplomatic career, Arati worked in investment banking in Hong Kong and New York, originating capital markets’ solutions in developed and emerging markets. She was previously a consultant with the World Bank Group in India and a TechnoServe Fellow in Tanzania, where she helped socially responsible enterprises gain access to start-up capital.
Originally from the state of Illinois, Arati serves as an advocate for international women’s issues and has been an adviser and Board member of various women's professional organizations in the United States and overseas. Arati earned a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).