Deborah R. Malac | The Incoming US Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda

Posted November 7, 2015 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Diplomacy ~ 4,076 views



Deborah R. Malac, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service will be the incoming Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Uganda following confirmation hearing held by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on November 3rd 2015.

U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, who has served with the Department of State since 1981. She has been the US Ambassador to Liberia since May 9, 2012.  Ms. Malac previously served as the Director of the Office of East African Affairs.

Prior to this position, she was the Director of the Mid-Level Division in the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Human Resources. Ms. Malac also previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Before moving to Addis, Ms. Malac was Deputy Director in the Office of East African Affairs; Deputy Director in the Office of Agricultural, Biotechnology and Textiles Trade Affairs and Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. She has also served as a political officer in Bangkok, Thailand and Pretoria, South Africa; Desk Officer for South Africa and Laos; Officer-in-Charge of the Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Program in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs; and as a consular/economic officer in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Ms. Malac holds a B.A. in International Studies (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Furman University (1977), a M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia (1981), a M.S. in National Resources Strategy (Distinguished Graduate) from the National Defense University (2002), and spent a year studying International Law at the University of Basel on a post-graduate fellowship under the auspices of the Fulbright Foundation.

She speaks French, German and Thai. Ms. Malac is married and has three children.

Source — US Department of State.

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    Joseph Patrick yiga

    U are most welcome to uganda madam

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