Ambassador Larry André, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, was appointed by President Trump as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti on November 20, 2017.
He served as Ambassador to Mauritania from 2014-2017. He also served overseas as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya; Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone; Regional Environment Officer for East Africa covering 14 countries from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and as Management Officer at U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea. He also served at U.S. Missions to Iraq, Bangladesh, Cameroon and Nigeria.
He served domestically as the Director of the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Deputy Director of the African Affairs Bureau’s Executive Office, and as the Deputy Director of the Office of West African Affairs.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. André worked in Chad on a refugee resettlement project and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal.
He holds an M.B.A. from Arizona State University (1988) and a B.A. in Political Science from Claremont McKenna College (1983). Mr. André speaks French. He is married to Ouroukou Younoussi André and has one daughter, Ruhiyyih Rahman André.