Ambassador Marc J. Sievers presented his credentials to Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs on January 17, 2016. Ambassador Sievers was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Oman on December 18, 2016.
A Foreign Service officer since 1981, Mr. Sievers served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires in Cairo from September 2011 to August 2014. He previously held a range of posts in Washington and across the Middle East including Political Minister-Counselor in Baghdad (2010-2011), Counselor for Political Affairs in Tel Aviv (2006-2010), and Deputy Chief of Mission in Algiers (2003 – 2006). In 2004, he volunteered as senior adviser to Iraq’s transitional Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad. He also served as Political Counselor in Riyadh, Deputy Political Counselor in Ankara, and Political Officer in Rabat and Cairo.