April 8, 2012
Yesterday, President Obama announced his intention to nominate Peter W. Bodde as the next Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, subject to the advice and consent of the United States Senate. If confirmed to this position by the Senate, Ambassdor Bodde will succeed Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi, who is awaiting Senate confirmation as the next American ambassador to the Republic of Uganda. Until that time, Ambassador DeLisi remains Ambassador to Nepal.
BIOGRAPHY: Peter W. Bodde is presently the Assistant Chief of Mission for Assistance Transition, U.S. Embassy Bagdad, Iraq, class of Minister-Counselor. He was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to Malawi on September 3, 2008. Prior to that assignment, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad from February 2006 to August 2008. Born in October 1954, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1976. His first position after university was as a commodity industry analyst with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Ambassador Bodde joined the Foreign Service in 1981, and has served in Georgetown, Guyana; Kathmandu, Nepal (twice, most recently as Deputy Chief of Mission from 1994-1997 and as Attaché from 1982-1984); Hamburg, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; Copenhagen, Denmark; and New Delhi, India, where he was the Minister Counselor for Administrative Affairs. He served as Consul General at the United States Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany from September 2002 to February 2006. He has also served in various positions in the State Department in Washington, DC, most recently as the Director of the Office of Management Policy. His languages are German, Bulgarian, and Nepali.
Ambassador Bodde is married to Tanya Lee Will Bodde. They have two children.