Scott Kyle Randolph - Republic of Serbia


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: Republic of Serbia

CANDIDATE: Kyle Randolph Scott

Kyle Randolph Scott, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as a State Department Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C., a position he has held since 2014. Mr. Scott’s has very extensive knowledge and background in European issues, built up through numerous assignments in Europe and in key international organizations. Mr. Scott’s service in Vienna at the Office of the Organization for Security Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe and at the United States Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva also have given him an in-depth understanding of multilateral issues that will prove especially useful to him as Chief of Mission in Serbia, the current Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE.

Previously, Mr. Scott served as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy (2011-2014), and as Director of the Office of Russian Affairs in Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2009-2011). He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the OSCE (2005-2009), Political Minister Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium (2003-2005), as Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary (1999-2003), and as Political Officer at U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia (1996-1998). Prior to that, Mr. Scott was a National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford, California (1994-1995). He also served as Political Officer at U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel (1991-1994), Economic Officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland (1987-1990), and Political and Economic Officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York (1984-1987). Other assignments since joining the Foreign Service in 1980, included serving as an International Economist in the Bureau of International Organizations, and as a Consular Officer in Zagreb, Croatia.

Mr. Scott earned a B.A. from Arizona State University in 1979. He has received numerous Department of State performance awards. His foreign languages are Serbo-Croatian, Russian, Italian, Hungarian, Hebrew, German and French.