Lesslie C. Viguerie is the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asian and Pakistan Affairs within the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA). Prior to assuming this role, he was Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy New Delhi. A Senior Foreign Service Officer, he previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and in Washington as Director for Europe and Asia in the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau and Director for Central Asia in the South and Central Asia Bureau. Aside from an earlier assignment as Deputy Political Counselor in U.S. Embassy New Delhi, Mr. Viguerie served overseas as Senior Director of the Interagency Rule of Law Section in U.S. Embassy Kabul and as External Political Relations Chief in U.S. Embassy Moscow. He was also posted to Dhaka and Porto Alegre, Brazil. In Washington, he served on the State Department’s Pakistan Desk and in the UN Political Affairs Office.
Mr. Viguerie is a graduate of George Washington and Catholic Universities and is a member of the District of Colombia Bar Association.