US President Joe Biden has chosen Peter D Haas as his nominee for ambassador to Bangladesh, the White House says.
Haas will replace Earl R Miller who has been serving as the US ambassador to Bangladesh since November 2018.
Haas, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as acting assistant secretary of state and, concurrently, as principal deputy assistant secretary for economic and business affairs for the Department of State.
Haas has been serving as Senior Executive for more than 25 years. He is skilled at the development of U.S. trade and investment policy.
The new Ambassador is also experienced in advocating for U.S. companies and eliminating the obstacles they face abroad.
Over his career, he has served in positions across five geographic bureaus of the State Department, including as consul general of the US Consulate General Mumbai, India.
Haas holds a BA in International Studies and German from Illinois Wesleyan University. He attended the London School of Economics as a Marshall Scholar, where he earned MSc (Econ) degrees in both the Politics of the World Economy and Comparative Government. His foreign languages are French and German.
Biden also picked Los Angeles Mayor and climate advocate Eric M Garcetti as a nominee for the country’s ambassador to India.
Garcetti, a Biden loyalist who co-chaired the successful Biden-Harris 2020 election campaign, has served as mayor of Los Angeles since 2013.