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Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Gaudiosi
August 16, 2023

Mr. Gaudiosi is a Senior Foreign Service Officer who assumed his duties at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi in August 2023.

Mr. Gaudiosi served most recently as Deputy Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt (2020-2023).  He served before as the Director for Levant Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (2018-2019) and as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for UN Political Affairs and for Peacekeeping Operations in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (2017-2018).

Mr. Gaudiosi is a Political Officer and has served as Political Counselor in both Cairo and Budapest.  He has also served overseas in Libya, Bosnia, Italy, and Jordan, as well as in Policy Planning, EUR/RPM, EUR/SCE, and NEA/ARP in the Department.

Mr. Gaudiosi is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Emory University.  He attended the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas before joining the Foreign Service and speaks Italian, Bosnian, Hungarian, Arabic, and German.  He is accompanied in Abu Dhabi by his wife, Dr. Rebecca Gaudiosi, and their seven-year-old daughter, Eleanor.