On April 21, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Luis E. Arreaga to be
Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland. The WH released the following brief bio below
Luis E. Arreaga, Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland, Department of State
Luis Arreaga is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. He currently serves as the Director of the Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment in the Bureau of Human Resources. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Panama, U.S. Consul General in Vancouver, Canada and as director of the Executive Secretariat Staff at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. He has also served as Deputy Director of the State Department’s Operations Center and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Other overseas postings include United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, the United States Embassy in Spain, and the Agency for International Development Missions in Peru, El Salvador, and Honduras.
He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee where he received a PhD in economics and a Masters Degree in Management.
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