UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Sultanate of Oman
CANDIDATE: Ana A. Escrogima
Ana A. Escrogima is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor. She currently serves as Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada. Prior to that, Ms. Escrogima was the Director of the Regional and Multilateral Affairs Office in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the Department of State. She also served as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Yemen Affairs Unit, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy Algiers, Algeria, and as the Deputy Director for Syria, in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau. Ms. Escrogima’s demonstrated success as a leader, her considerable experience as a policy maker for the Middle East and North Africa, and her ability as an Arabic speaker make her a well-qualified candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.
Ms. Escrogima was a Diplomat in Residence at the City University of New York’s Colin Powell School of Global Leadership and among other postings served as Special Assistant to the State Department’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs, as Deputy Director of the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, and as the Arabic Language Spokesperson at the Arabic Regional Media Hub in Dubai, UAE. She also was a Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University and had assignments early in her career at the U.S. Embassies in Baghdad, Iraq and Damascus, Syria.
Ms. Escrogima earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brown University, Providence Rhode Island, and a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia Universty’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, New York. In addition, she received an International Studies Certificate from L’Institut de Sciences Politiques, Paris, France. She is the recipient of multiple State Department performance awards and the Arnold R. Raphel Award for Mentorship. Ms. Escrogima speaks Arabic, Spanish and French.