Biography of Consul General Rob Waller
Rob Waller began his duty as the United States Consul General to Dubai in July 2012. A member of the U.S. Foreign Service since 1998, he previously served as the Director for Israeli, Palestinian, and Jordanian Affairs on the National Security Staff at the White House.
Mr. Waller’s overseas assignments include service at the U.S. Consulates in Jeddah and Jerusalem, and at the U.S. Embassies in Paris and Baghdad. In Washington, he has served as Deputy Director of the Office of European Regional Security and Political-Military Affairs, as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State and the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, and as Desk Officer for Iran.
Mr. Waller grew up in Missouri. He holds a BA in Near Eastern Studies from Brigham Young University, and a DPhil in Mediterranean Studies from King’s College, London. In 2010 he received the State Department’s James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence in mid-career officers. He speaks Arabic, French, and Spanish.