William (“Bill”) Lehmberg
Permanent Representative to UN-Nairobi
U.S. Embassy USUN
William (“Bill”) Lehmberg is the new USUN-Nairobi Permanent Representative. Prior to his arrival in Nairobi, he completed a three-year assignment as the Counselor for Multilateral Economic & Political Affairs at USUN-Geneva where he helped lead U.S. engagement with ILO, ITU, WIPO and WHO particularly on governance reform issues. He also served as the Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the OECD from 2013 until 2016 and worked as Deputy Economic Counselor at Embassy Baghdad from 2012-2013. Other assignments include Economic Chief at Consulate Cape Town (2010-2012); Labor Officer at Embassy Nairobi (2008-2010); Refugee Coordinator at Embassy Nairobi (2006-2008); Iraq Desk Officer for the bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (2004-2006); Watch Officer in the Operations Center (2003-2004); Consular Officer at Embassy Windhoek (2001-2003); and Economic Officer at Embassy Bogota (1999-2001).
Before joining the Foreign Service, Bill worked for two consulting firms, Kroll Associates and SAIC. He has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from Bowdoin College. He and his wife have two teenage sons.