USOECD Chargé d’Affaires
Andrew Haviland joined the U.S. Mission to the OECD in October 2017 and has been serving as Chargé d’Affaires. He is a senior Foreign Service officer with the rank of Minister-Counselor. He began his diplomatic service in 1991.
Prior to his assignment in Paris, Andrew helped to lead the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan as Deputy Chief of Mission (Aug 2014 to Aug 2016) and as Chargé d’Affaires (Aug 2016 to Aug 2017). Before Côte d’Ivoire, Andrew directed an economic team in the State Department’s Office of Monetary Affairs. In that position, he also served as head of the U.S. delegation to the Paris Club which negotiates sovereign debt relief.
Previously, Andrew served in Afghanistan (2010-12) where he worked to stabilize communities and build governance and development capacity in the eastern and southern provinces. He has spent the majority of his diplomatic career furthering U.S. economic interests in the developing world, specializing in international trade and finance. Overseas, Andrew has also worked in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Senegal, Mauritania, Haiti and the United Kingdom.
Andrew holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and another in International Finance from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He began his international career as a Peace Corps Volunteer, spending two years promoting rural community development in a Senegalese village in the 1970s.