Nominated: SFSO Peter D. Haas to be U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh

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President Biden announced his intent to nominate SFSO Peter Haas to the next Ambassador to Bangladesh. The WH released the following brief bio:

Peter D. Haas, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Peter D. Haas, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State and concurrently as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Economic and Business Affairs for the Department of State. Previously, Haas was Senior Advisor/Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiations for the State Department and prior to that was the Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. Over his career he has served in positions across five geographic bureaus of the State Department including as Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai, India.

Haas holds a BA in International Studies and German from Illinois Wesleyan University. He attended the London School of Economics as a Marshall Scholar, where he earned MSc (Econ) degrees in both the Politics of the World Economy and Comparative Government. He is the recipient of the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence and the Cordell Hull Award for Economic Achievement by Senior Officers.  His foreign languages are French and German.

If confirmed, Mr. Haas would succeed career diplomat Earl R. Miller who was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on November 2018 and serves as COM to-date.