Sheetal T. Patel was named the Assistant Director of the CIA for the Transnational and Technology Mission Center in January 2022. Prior to that position, Sheetal T. Patel was the Assistant Director of the CIA for Counterintelligence in 2019. Ms. Patel served as Deputy Chief of Station and Chief of Analysis in South Asia.
Ms. Patel has previously served in a variety of leadership roles in the Agency, including Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Mission Center (CIMC) and CIMC Chief of Analysis. Ms. Patel was an Executive Assistant to two CIA directors and served as the National Security Council's Director for Afghanistan from 2003-2004.
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