Ervin Massinga is the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan Affairs within the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA). He previously served as Director of the Office of Pakistan Affairs within 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 Meritorious Honor Awards and a Superior Honor Award. He speaks Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese.