U.S. Consulate General Erbil Welcomes Consul General Matthias Mitman

Matthias Mitman
Matthias Mitman

On July 27, 2015 Matthias Mitman became Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil. “I’m pleased to take up the position of Consul General in Erbil. I look forward to engaging with the people and officials of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and strengthening cooperation, economic ties, and people-to-people connections between the people of the United States and the IKR,” Consul General Mitman said.

Previously Mitman served as U.S. Consul General in Basrah from 2013-2015.  In his most recent tour in Washington, he served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Negotiation and worked in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation as Director of the Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction.  He worked at the National Security Council as Director for Iraq from 2006-2008 with responsibility for U.S. economic policy in Iraq and international engagement.  Before joining the NSC staff, Mitman was assigned to U.S. Embassy Baghdad as Senior Economic Advisor.

Mitman is a career member of the U.S. State Department’s Senior Foreign Service.  Before joining the Foreign Service, Mitman taught at Ball State University as assistant professor of economics.

For more information please contact the U.S. Consulate General Erbil’s Press Office at 0770 443 1653.