United States Consul General in Dhahran
United States Consul General in Dhahran Mike Hankey arrived in Dhahran on July 8, 2014. Most recently he was Senior Advisor for the Bureau of International Information Programs in Washington, where he led media outreach to promote President Obama’s top international priorities.
A Foreign Service Officer since 2001, he has led teams to build deep and productive ties with political, economic and media partners across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. In Egypt he advanced the President’s agenda to engage Muslim communities. Mr. Hankey promoted economic development in northwestern Iraq, American consular and commercial interests in Yemen, and media professionalism in Nigeria.
Mr. Hankey speaks Arabic. Consul General Hankey received his Bachelor’s Degree in international affairs and journalism from George Washington University and his Master’s Degree in second language education from Indiana University. He is accompanied in Dhahran by his wife and their two sons.
As of: Aug 21, 2014