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Peter W. Bodde

U.S. Ambassador to Nepal
Term of Appointment: 09/21/2012 to present

Peter W. Bodde is the United States Ambassador to Nepal.  Before coming to Nepal he served as the Assistant Chief of Mission for Assistance Transition, U.S. Embassy Baghdad.  He served as the United States Ambassador to Malawi from 2008 to 2010.  Prior to that assignment, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad from 2006 to 2008.

Ambassador Bodde joined the Foreign Service in 1981, and has served in Georgetown, Guyana; Kathmandu, Nepal (twice, most recently as Deputy Chief of Mission from 1994-1997 and as Attaché from 1982-1984); Hamburg, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; Copenhagen, Denmark; and New Delhi, India, where he was the Minister Counselor for Administrative Affairs.  He served as Consul General at the United States Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany from 2002 to 2006.  He has also served in various positions in the State Department in Washington, DC, most recently as the Director of the Office of Management Policy.  His languages are German, Bulgarian, and Nepali.


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