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Coordinating Director of Rule of Law and Law Enforcement

Hans G. Klemm
Coordinating Director of Rule of Law and Law Enforcement

Term of Appointment: July 2010  to present

In July 2010, Ambassador Hans Klemm was appointed Coordinating Director of Rule of Law and Law Enforcement.

Ambassador Klemm comes to Kabul from East Timor, where he served as the U.S. Ambassador in Dili from 2007 to 2010.  Previously he served as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo where he was responsible for all aspects of bilateral and multilateral economic policy with Japan.  Mr. Klemm also worked as Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Human Resources of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. where he managed the assignment process and career development programs for Foreign Service employees.  He also served as the Director of the Office of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Textile Trade Affairs in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.

Overseas, Ambassador Klemm worked at U.S. embassies in Bonn, Seoul and Port of Spain.  In his foreign and domestic assignments, he has had responsibility for a broad range of management and international economic policy issues, including bilateral and multilateral trade, international finance and development, international organization affairs, and civil aviation. 
Joining the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in September 1981, Ambassador Klemm was promoted into the Senior Foreign Service in January 2001.  He is a graduate of the Senior Seminar, a management and leadership training program hosted by the Department of State for senior representatives of U.S. agencies responsible for national security.  In 1993 and again in 2000 he was awarded the Department of State's Superior Honor Award.  Ambassador Klemm speaks Japanese and German.  He earned an MA in International Development Policy from Stanford University and a BA in Economics and History from Indiana University.


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