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Scott H. DeLisi, Ambassador to Nepal
Scott H. DeLisi is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service who, during his 30 years as a diplomat, has served as Ambassador to the State of Eritrea and as Deputy Chief of Mission of the American Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana. Ambassador DeLisi was nominated by President Obama in November 2009 to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and confirmed by the Senate in March 2010.
Most recently, Ambassador DeLisi was the Director of Career Development and Assignments in the State Department's Bureau of Human Resources where he played a key role in our efforts to staff U.S. embassies, including Missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, with well-qualified career volunteers. Previously, as the Director for Entry Level Programs, Ambassador DeLisi helped shape the newest generation of Foreign Service Officers. Among his other domestic assignments he has served as Director for Southern African Affairs, and overseas he has had postings in India, Madagascar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Ambassador DeLisi has been the recipient of a Presidential Rank Award, the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence, the DIA Director’s Award, four Superior Honor Awards, and two Meritorious Honor Awards. His foreign languages include French and Urdu. A native of Minnesota, Ambassador DeLisi is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, earned the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, and is an alumnus of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He and his wife Leija have three children and two grandchildren.
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