Welcoming T.H. Barbara Leaf as U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 11/18/2014, 3:15 p.m.
We are pleased to announce, that on Monday, November 17, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed The Honorable Barbara Leaf as ...
The Honorable Barbara Leaf U.S. Ambassador to the UAE

We are pleased to announce, that on Monday, November 17, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed The Honorable Barbara Leaf as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

A career foreign service officer, Ambassador Leaf has served across both the Middle East and Europe in key diplomatic roles including:

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Peninsula Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq Affairs

Leader for the U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team in Basrah, Iraq

Political Minister Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy

Director, Office of Iranian Affairs for the U.S Department of State

Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Director, Regional Headquarters of the Office of the High Representative (OHR), in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Advisor to the Department of State’s Medical Director

Middle East “Watcher” for the U.S Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Paris

Additional tours included assignments in Cairo, as Kuwait Desk Officer during the first Gulf War, Jerusalem, the Department’s Operations Center, and Port-au-Prince

On behalf of our leadership, our staff, our esteemed Board of Advisors and our international network of public and private sector members, we offer our most sincere congratulations and full support to Ambassador Leaf as she begins her service with our colleagues in the UAE.

For more information, visit http://bilateralchamber.org/