Eric Schultz

Ambassador (retired)

Mr. Schultz retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2018 and is currently working as an independent consultant. He was a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor. He took the oath of office in October 2014 as the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, where he served until November, 2017.

Prior to this posting, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, from 2010 to 2013. From 2007 to 2009 he served in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia as the Counselor for Economic Affairs. From 2004-2007, he was the Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Mr. Schultz’s other assignments included: Political Officer in Tbilisi, Georgia from 1996 to 1998; Human Rights Officer for the Former Soviet Union in the Department’s Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Bureau from 1992 to 1994; Administrative Officer in Martinique, French West Indies from 1991 to 1992;

Vice Consul and General Services Officer in Paris, France 1989-1991; and General Services Officer in Antananarivo, Madagascar from 1987-1989. Mr. Schultz also completed the Advanced Economics Course at the Foreign Service Institute in 1995.

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