U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Egypt Marc J. Sievers
Marc J. Sievers, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, with the rank of Minister Counselor, assumed the duties of Chargé d’Affaires in Cairo January 21, 2014. Mr. Sievers arrived in Cairo in September 2011, serving since then as Deputy Chief of Mission.
Prior to Cairo, Mr. Sievers served as Political Minister Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq; Counselor for Political Affairs in Tel Aviv, Israel; and Deputy Chief of Mission in Algiers, Algeria.
Mr. Sievers joined the Foreign Service in 1981. In addition to the assignments mentioned above, he has served overseas in various postings, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Morocco, and Egypt. Mr. Sievers’ assignments in the Department of State include Deputy Director of the Office of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, and in the Office of Israeli-Palestinian Affairs. Mr. Sievers also served as a Pearson Fellow on the staff of the House International Relations Committee.
Mr. Sievers received a BA in History from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Middle East Studies from Columbia University. He has been honored with several awards by the Department of State, including the Superior Honor Award in 2001 and 2003 and the American Foreign Service Association’s Sinclaire Language Award in 1986 for his achievements in the study of the Arabic language and culture.
Mr. Sievers is fluent in Arabic and Hebrew and has a working knowledge of French and Turkish.