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Krishna Raj

After 34 years as a career Foreign Service and Senior Foreign Service officer, Krishna R. Urs retired in 2021. Mr. Urs served as the United States Ambassador to Peru from 2017 until 2020. He also served overseas as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassies in Spain, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic: other tours include Nicaragua, Bangladesh, and Mexico. In Washington, D.C. at the Department of State, Mr. Urs served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs and Chief U.S. Government Aviation Negotiator in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and as Director of the Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Mr. Urs is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he studied Latin American politics and economics. He earned a master’s degree in economics at the University of Texas. He speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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