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U.S. Ambassador

Ambassador Elisabeth Millard

January 2016 to present
U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan (Photo Credit: State Department)

Elisabeth Millard, U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan

Elisabeth Millard presented her credentials to President Rahmon on March 12, 2016.  She most recently served in Washington on Secretary of State John Kerry’s staff.  Earlier in her career, she was Deputy Chief of Mission in Astana, Kazakhstan, and Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco.  She was responsible for South and Central Asia at the National Security Council at the White House and served in Nepal, India, Denmark and the Czech Republic.  Before joining the Foreign Service, she worked in different capacities in the private and public sector.

The daughter of a World Health Organization official, Ms. Millard grew up overseas and attended schools in Denmark, Sweden and Tunisia.   She studied at the University of Geneva and graduated from the London School of Economics and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  Ms. Millard and her late husband have five grown children and six grandchildren.  In her spare time she loves to cook, exercise, read and listen to music.