June 23, 2022
Mr. Harry Kamian
Senior Bureau Official for Energy Resources
Department of State
Mr. Harry Kamian became Senior Bureau Official and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) on September 7, 2021. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, rank of Minister Counselor, and he most recently served as Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and as Deputy Executive Secretary in the Department of State’s Executive Secretariat, where from 2015-2017 he worked with the Secretary’s staff, Bureau leadership and Chiefs of Mission to shape and execute overseas visits by the Secretary to advance U.S. policy goals. Prior to that, he served as the Director and Deputy Director of the Operations Center, the Department’s 24-hour crisis center and overseas in Vietnam, Chile, Turkey, Cuba and El Salvador. In Washington, DC, his assignments have included Deputy Director of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as positions in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and on the staff of the Secretary of State in the Operations Center. Mr. Kamian is the recipient of numerous Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor awards. Mr. Kamian received a MS from Georgetown University and BA in International Relations and Spanish from UC Davis.