Ervin Massinga is the United States Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he holds the rank of Minister Counselor. Prior to his appointment to Ethiopia, Ambassador Massinga was the State Department’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs. From 2018 through 2021, he served as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan.
Ambassador Massinga served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Khartoum, Sudan from 2016-2018, and in Conakry, Guinea from 2013-2016. Other assignments include overseas tours in the Dominican Republic, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire and China, as well as domestic assignments in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of African Affairs, the Bureau of Energy and Economic Affairs, and at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Ambassador Massinga is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the University of Washington’s Graduate School of Public Affairs. He has studied Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese.