Geeta Pasi is the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia. Immediately prior to her appointment, Ambassador Pasi was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, beginning in 2018. She previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Chad (2016-2018) and Djibouti (2011-2014).
Ambassador Pasi has extensive experience in Washington and overseas. She was Director of Career Development and Assignments for the Foreign Service as well as Director of the Office of East African Affairs at the Department of State. She served as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Deputy Principal Officer at U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany. She was Afghanistan Desk Officer from 2001-2003 and served as Desk Officer for Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Political Officer in India, Romania, Cameroon and Ghana.
Ambassador 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 speaks French, German, Hindi, Romanian and Russian.