Officially In: Alberto Fernandez to Malabo

On June 22, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Alberto M. Fernandez, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. Official bio released by the WH below:

Alberto M. Fernandez has served as US Charge d’Affaires to the Republic of Sudan from June 2007 to May 2009. He has served as Director for Near East Public Diplomacy from 2005-2007, Director for Iraq Public Diplomacy from 2004-2005.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Fernandez has also held senior public diplomacy positions at the US embassies in Afghanistan, Jordan, Syria and Guatemala. Mr. Fernandez was also a foreign service officer in Iraq, Kuwait, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and the United Arab Emirates and as USIA Desk Officer for Egypt, Yemen and Sudan. He is a graduate of the 46th (2003-2004) Senior Seminar, the State Department’s premier senior management course.

Mr. Fernandez served in the U.S. Army and is a graduate of the University of Arizona and the Defense Language Institute.

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