Ervin Massinga is the State Department’s Senior Advisor within the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA). Previously he served as the Office Director, then Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan Affairs in SCA. Mr. Massinga is a career Foreign Service Officer since 1995. Prior to becoming Director of the Office of Pakistan Affairs, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Khartoum, Sudan from 2016-2018, and in Conakry, Guinea from 2013-2016. Other assignments include overseas tours in the Dominican Republic, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire and China, as well as domestic assignments in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of African Affairs, the Bureau of Energy and Economic Affairs, and at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Mr. Massinga is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (1990) and the University of Washington’s Graduate School of Public Affairs (1995). He is the recipient of several State Department Superior Honor Awards. He speaks Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese.