The CIA commissioned Elizabeth Kimber on Friday to head the agency's part, recruiting spies overseas, gathering information and doing covert acts.
Kimber will be the first woman to head the agency's intelligence agency, which is known as The Director of Operations, the Wall Street Journal reports.
"With nearly 34 years of experience and proven ability to perform the CIA's operational tasks, Beth Kimber will be an exceptional leader of our Operations Directorate," said Brittany Bramell, CIA's Director of Public Affairs.
Details of Kim's career are scarce, and the Journal points out that her LinkedIn page merely says she's a Senior National Security Executive graduated from Hamilton College and speaks French.
A former CIA officer who worked with Kimber told the Journal that "she has a very high intellect, not just when it comes to the operational craft our work is based on, but also on the understanding of World. "
Kimber is appointed because women held a number of leading positions in the National Security Agency.
Gina Haspel was confirmed as director of the CIA in May and Sue Gordon was sworn in as deputy director of National Intelligence last year.