Hearings to examine the nominations of Hans G. Klemm, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to Romania, Paul Wayne Jones, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, Kathleen Ann Doherty, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, James Desmond Melville, Jr., of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia, and Samuel D. Heins, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, all of the Department of State, and Thomas O. Melia, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development are scheduled on the agenda of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations meeting to start today at 2 p.m (9 p.m. Romania’s time).
American President Barack Obama nominated Hans G. Klemm (photo L) to be ambassador to Romania on March 24.
Hans G. Klemm, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is currently advisor to the State Department’s Under Secretary for Management, a position he has held since January 2015, Mediafax informs.
Prior to that, Klemm was the main assistant of the State Department’s Human Resources Secretary, (2012-2015) and Rule of Law Coordinator at the US embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan (2010-2012).
Klemm was US ambassador to East Timor from 2007 to 2010, and second rank officer for Economic Affairs at the US embassy in Tokyo in 2006-2007. From 2004 to 2006 he was deputy director of the Human Resource Bureau’s Career Development Office.
From 2000 to 2001 Klemm was deputy director of the European and Eurasian Bureau’s EU and Regional Affairs Office.
Klemm was also posted in Germany, Japan, South Korea and Trinidad Tobago.
He is an Indiana University graduate and has a Masters degree from Stanford University.
Mark Gitenstein was the previous US ambassador to Romania. His term in office ended on 14 December 2012.