Davies, Glyn T. - Kingdom of Thailand - April 2015


REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence -- Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)

POST: Kingdom of Thailand

CANDIDATE: Glyn T. Davies

Glyn T. Davies, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Senior Advisor in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Department of State. Known as a strong leader with a wealth of experience at senior policy levels in Washington and abroad, he has proven management and consensus building skills, as well as extensive contacts and a deep knowledge of Asian affairs and international politics.

Previously, Mr. Davies served as Special Representative for North Korea Policy (2012-2014), Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Office, Vienna, Austria (2009-2012), Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary, East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau (2006-2009), Senior Advisor, Foreign Service Institute Leadership Management School (2005-2006), Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (2005), Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2004-2005), Political Director for the U.S. Presidency of the G-8 with rank of Ambassador (2003-2004) and Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom (1999-2003). He also served as Executive Secretary at the National Security Council, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Public Affairs and Deputy Spokesperson, Director of the Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment and Director of the Operations Center. He was Special Assistant to Secretary of State George Shultz and served at the U.S. Embassy in France, in the Office of European Security and Political Affairs, in the Operations Center, at the U.S. Embassy in Zaire and at the U.S. Consulate in Melbourne, Australia.

Mr. Davies earned a M.S. at the National War College in 1995 and a B.S. from Georgetown University in 1979. He has been the recipient of numerous Senior Foreign Service Performance and Honor Awards. He speaks French.