Mr. Adam Shub arrived in Brussels to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission at USEU in July 2015 and has been serving as the acting Chargé d’Affaires since January 20th, 2017.
Most recently, Mr. Shub served as Director of Regional and Multilateral Affairs (RMA) in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs since August 2013, with responsibility for region-wide political, economic, politico-military and global issues. He is a member of the Senior Foreign Service.
Mr. Shub has also served as Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Before his service in Iraq, Mr. Shub was Minister Counselor for Economic and ESTH (Environment, Science, Technology and Health) Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, leading work on trade and investment, transportation, energy, financial, environmental and health issues. From 2006 to 2008, he was Counselor for Economic Affairs in Lima, Peru, helping secure passage of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. After serving as an exchange diplomat in France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2002-03), he was the Trade Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Paris from 2003-2006. Other overseas assignments have included Brazil, Russia, Venezuela and Cuba.
Mr. Shub’s Washington assignments have included serving as Special Assistant in the office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Director for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), where he helped coordinate the U.S. Jordan Free Trade Agreement, and Press Officer in the office of the Spokesman.
Mr. Shub has a BA in History from Columbia College, NY and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and speaks and reads French, Spanish, German, Russian and Portuguese. He is married to Maria del Carmen Valdivieso and has two teenage children.