Krishna R. Urs

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U.S. Ambassador to Peru
Term of Appointment: 10/2017 to present

Krishna R. Urs was confirmed by the United States Senate as Ambassador to the Republic of Peru on August 3, 2017 and sworn in on October 6, 2017.

A 31-year veteran of the Foreign Service, Krishna “Kris” R. Urs assumed duties as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States of America Embassy in Madrid, Spain in June 2014, and Chargé d’Affaires in January 2017. Previously, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs and Chief U.S. Government Aviation Negotiator at the Department of State from November 2010 until June 2014. He also served as Director in the Office of Aviation Negotiations in the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs in the Department of State (September 2009 until October 2010), Charge d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia (from September 2008 until June 2009), Deputy Chief of Mission at the same embassy (from July 2006 until September 2008), Director of the Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State (from 2003 until 2006).