Ms. Geeta Pasi is the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Immediately prior to her appointment to Ethiopia, Ambassador Pasi was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, beginning in 2018. She previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Chad (2016-2018) and Djibouti (2011-2014).
Ms. Pasi has extensive experience in Washington and overseas, collaborating on bilateral and regional issues. She has served as Director of Career Development and Assignments for the Foreign Service as well as Director of the Office of East African Affairs. Ambassador Pasi was the Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Deputy Principal Officer at U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany. She was the Afghanistan Desk Officer from 2001-2003 and earlier served as desk officer for Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso. Overseas, she served in the political sections at the U.S. missions in India, Romania, Cameroon and Ghana. Early in her career, she worked in the office that prepared and advanced the Secretary’s overseas travel.
Ms. Pasi hails from the state of New York. She earned a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from New York University. She has won several U.S. Department of State awards for performance and language achievement. She speaks French, German, Hindi, Romanian and Russian.