(MENAFN - Arab News) New US Consul-General Todd Holmstrom arrived in Jeddah on Aug. 6 to assume his post.
Prior to his appointment Holmstrom served as deputy chief of mission in N'Djamena Chad from 2011 to 2013.
From 2005 to August 2008 Holmstrom spent three years in Damascus where he served sequentially as economic counselor chief of the political & economic section and as acting deputy chief of mission during his last year at the embassy.
Holmstrom was the deputy director of the State Department's Office of Israel nd Palestinian Affairs from 2008 to 2010 in Washington in addition to being a desk officer and a special assistant to the deputy secretary of state. His other foreign service postings include Tunis Ottawa and Paramaribo.
Prior to joining the foreign service in November 1995 Holmstrom served in the US Army and was deployed overseas to the Balkans Somalia the Sinai of Egypt Honduras and Germany.
Holmstrom speaks Arabic French and Dutch. He received his BA from Northern Michigan University and his MSc from the National War College.