Trump appoints Indian-American as US Ambassador to Peru

US President Donald Trump has appointed Indian-American Krishna R. Urs as the new US Ambassador to Peru

About Krishna R Urs

  • During three decades of State Department service, Urs has specialised in economic issues and developed extensive policy experience in the Andean region of South America.
  • Previously, Krishna R Urs served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs and as the Chief US Government Aviation Negotiator at the Department of State from November 2010 until June 2014. After that he has served as Director in the Office of Aviation Negotiations in the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs in the Department of State at the US Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, he also served as Director of the Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State. 
  • He has served at seven US embassies as well as in senior leadership positions in Washington DC.
  • He earned his MS degree from the University of Texas and a BS from Georgetown University. 
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