Home2024 Certificates of Competency for Nominees to be Chiefs of Mission ...Aliu, B. Bix – Montenegro – January 2024 hide Aliu, B. Bix – Montenegro – January 2024 Certificate of Competency January 19, 2024 UNITED STATES SENATE SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4) POST: Montenegro CANDIDATE: B. Bix Aliu B. Bix Aliu is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minster-Counselor. He has served in senior leadership positions across Europe, to include on a temporary assignment as Chargé d’affaires, a.i of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. Before that, he was the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Poland and was Chargé d’affaires, a.i throughout 2021. Previously, he was the Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow, Poland and before that the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy, in Podgorica, Montenegro. His demonstrated success as a leader in these assignments, coupled his broad substantive experience in European affairs, makes him well-qualified candidate to serve as Ambassador to Montenegro. Among his other assignments, Mr. Aliu was a Public Diplomacy Trainer at the Foreign Service Institute, a Pearson Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tirana Albania. Mr. Aliu also served as the Orientation Training Coordinator for the Foreign Service Institute and as a rotational officer at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland and as a Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Aliu earned a M.D. Degree from the University of Pristina, Pristina Kosovo, and an M.A. Degree from the U.S. Army War College, Washington, D.C. He is the recipient of multiple performance awards from the State Department and the Honoris Gratia Medal from the City of Krakow, Poland. He speaks Montenegrin, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, and Albanian.