The United States Senate confirmed Peter Haas as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on December 18, 2021. Mr. Haas, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary and concurrently as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. He also previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Mr. Haas has also served as Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), U.S. Consul General in Mumbai, India, and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Other diplomatic postings include London, Rabat, Washington, Port-au-Prince, and Berlin. Mr. 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. He is the recipient of the State Department’s James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence and the Cordell Hull Award for Economic Achievement by Senior Officers.