Currently serving as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Management, from 2012 to 2014 Hans Klemm was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources, and served as Acting Director General of the Foreign Service and Acting Director of Personnel of the Department of State from July 2013 through December 2014. Previously, Ambassador Klemm was the Senior Official to APEC, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and from 2010 led all U.S. civilian and military rule of law programs in Afghanistan.
Beginning in 2007, Mr. Klemm served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. He previously served as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and held director-level positions in the bureaus of Human Resources, and Economic and Business Affairs in the Department of State. Overseas, in addition to multiple tours in Japan, Mr. Klemm worked at U.S. embassies in Bonn, Seoul and Port of Spain.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service and a graduate of Indiana University (B.A) and Stanford University (A.M.), Ambassador Klemm has professional fluency in Japanese and German. He is married to Mari Kano.