Eric Meyer, a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, assumed the position of U.S. Consul General in Almaty, Kazakhstan in September 2018.
Previously, Eric served as Special Assistant and Senior Advisor in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. His most recent overseas posting was Consul General in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he frequently served as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission. Prior to that, Eric was Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland where he also served on the board of the Fulbright Commission. His first diplomatic overseas assignment was as Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, Argentina followed by an assignment as a Cultural Affairs Officer in Cairo, Egypt. In Washington, Eric also served as an advisor in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs during the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Eric worked in corporate sales and government relations in the airline industry. He graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in Political Science and has an MBA from Georgetown University. He is the recipient of several State Department Superior and Meritorious Honor awards and speaks Danish, French, Khmer, Russian and Spanish. Eric is married with two young daughters.