Officially In: Peter W. Bodde — from Iraq to Nepal

On March 2, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Peter W. Bodde as the next Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The WH released the following brief bio:

Ambassador Peter W. Bodde, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is currently the Assistant Chief of Mission for Assistance Transition in Iraq and Coordinator for Minority Issues at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.  Previously, Ambassador Bodde served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi from 2008 to 2010.  From 2006 to 2008, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.  From 2002 to 2006, he was Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany.  Ambassador Bodde joined the Foreign Service in 1981, and has served in Georgetown, Guyana; Kathmandu, Nepal; Hamburg, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; Copenhagen, Denmark; and New Delhi, India where he was the Minister Counselor for Administrative Affairs.  He has also served in various State Department positions in Washington, most recently as the Director of the Office of Management Policy.

He received his B.A. from the University of Maryland.

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If confirmed, Ambassador Bodde would succeed career diplomat, Scott DeLisi who was recently appointed the next Ambassador to Uganda.

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2 responses

  1. Dear Peter W. Bodde,
    It is my great pleasure that you are coming to Nepal as a newly appointed Envoy.You will do your much contribution during your time. May this opportunity bring you prosperious in every walk of your will proceed the good relationship between our thw nations being far from political commitment.
    I appreciate your kind responsibilty in Nepal.
    Thanking you,
    Humbly your Excellency,
    Professor Dr. Amrit Sapkota
    Kathmandu, Nepal.

    • Professor Sapkota,
      Thank you for your note. Just so you know, DiploPundit is not an official State Department blog. And I don’t know that Ambassador Bodde reads this blog, but if he does, I’m sure he appreciates your kind greeting.