The Honorable Eileen A. Malloy

U.S. Ambassador (retired)

The Honorable Eileen A. Malloy

U.S. Ambassador (retired)

Ambassador (ret.) Eileen A. Malloy has devoted more than 40 years to the study of the former Soviet Union and its successor states. She began her career as a divisional manager at Dun & Bradstreet before joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1978. 

Ambassador Malloy was appointed by President Bill Clinton as the U.S. ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic (1994-97), then serving as the deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of European Affairs (1997-99).

In 1999, Ambassador Malloy was appointed by Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson to be his senior advisor on Russia and the former Soviet Union, and concentrated on the Department of Energy’s extensive cooperation under the Nunn-Lugar Program with Russia and its successor states.

Ambassador Malloy was appointed to be the U.S. consul general in Sydney, Australia, from 2001 to 2004. She then returned to Washington to work for the inspector general at the Department of State. In this capacity, she led numerous inspection teams reviewing the work of the U.S. Missions to Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, the U.K., and many other countries.

After her retirement from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2008, she continued to work for the inspector general as a team leader until 2010 when she was asked to serve as the U.S. chargé d’affaires in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Upon her departure from Turkmenistan in 2011, Ambassador Malloy returned to the inspector general’s office on a part-time basis as a team leader.

In addition to her diplomatic postings in Moscow, Ambassador Malloy also has held positions in Calgary, Dublin, London, and in the Department of State, including head of the secretariat staff and special assistant to the undersecretary for political affairs.

Ambassador Malloy is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Award for Career Achievement and several performance and honor awards. In addition to her work at the Department of State, Ambassador Malloy has been active on the boards of Women in International Security, the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, and the U.S. Roza Otunbayeva Fund. 

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