Michael Koplovsky, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy Lusaka, is a career Foreign Service officer, with extensive experience in economic issues, particularly trade policy and negotiation. His most recent postings abroad were as economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco and political/economic chief at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.
He also has worked in Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Paramaribo, Suriname; and at the U.S. Mission to the EU in Brussels, Belgium. In addition to serving as Director for Mexican Affairs and Deputy Director for Andean Affairs at the White House’s Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, his Washington, D.C. assignments have included work at the Commerce Department’s Office of GATT Affairs and State Department positions involved in European Union and Southern African Affairs.
Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Koplovsky worked in the World Bank’s Strategic Planning Division. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Mr. Koplovsky speaks Danish, Dutch, German, and French. Michael Koplovsky is a native of Massachusetts and retains strong ties to New England.