President Biden recently announced his intent to nominate David R. Gilmour to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea. The WH released the following brief bio:
David R. Gilmour, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
David R. Gilmour, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, is the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, Chad. He is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Togolese Republic. He has served in the Bureau of African Affairs at the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Africa, Director of East African Affairs, and Director of Public Diplomacy for Africa. He was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. embassies in Panama and Malawi, and Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Mission in Geneva. Other overseas assignments include Australia, Costa Rica, South Africa and Cameroon. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Partnership Excellence Award from the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships. Gilmour received a B.A. from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He speaks French and Spanish.
If confirmed, Ambassador Gilmour would succeed career diplomat Susan Stevenson who was appointed to the US Embassy in Malabo in 2019.
.@DPFZA Chairman had a productive meeting with Ambassador David Gilmour, Director for East African Affairs at the US Department of State, and his team to strengthen Djibouti-US business ties and discuss opportunities for investment into infrastructure in the region. pic.twitter.com/EllyLAipO9
— DPFZA (@dpfza) November 1, 2019
We had a farewell dinner in honour of David Gilmour, US Ambassador in Togo . Thanks for your excellent job: AGOA 2017, MCC…have a good trip to your country @StateDept @USEmbassyLome pic.twitter.com/aRRJX6gO1q
— Robert Dussey (@rdussey) February 18, 2019
Honored to host U.S. Ambassador David R. Gilmour tonight as we strengthen the N.D.-Togo relationship through the State Partnership Program. pic.twitter.com/YrDiWt1Etd
— Gov. Doug Burgum (@DougBurgum) April 11, 2017