President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Adrian Zuckerman of New Jersey, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Romania, the White House informs.
“Adrian Zuckerman, a New York attorney, was admitted to the New York bar in 1984, and is a partner in the international law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Previously, Mr. Zuckerman was co-head of national real estate and corporate services at Epstein Becker & Green, PC, New York, New York and prior to that the head of real estate, Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, New York, New York. He has also acted as the chair of a civil court judicial screening panel and as an arbitrator for the Real Estate Board of New York. Active in philanthropic and educational initiatives, Mr. Zuckerman is a member of the board of Kids Corp. and serves on the alumni board of New York Law School. Mr. Zuckerman immigrated to the United States from Romania at the age of 10 and is fluent in Romanian. He received his undergraduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his law degree from New York Law School,” says the White House.
The procedure of nominating and confirmation of the U.S. ambassadors lasts about three months. In order to be confirmed for the ambassador position, the nominated person must be Okayed by the U.S. Senate.
In a statement for Realitatea TV private broadcaster, Adrian Zuckerman said he is flattered and deeply honoured to be nominated by President Trump as the future US Ambassador to Romania, and that he is also grateful for Trump’s confidence. Zuckerman added that until the Senate analyzes the nomination and decides on it, he is not in a position to discuss publicly about any issues regarding the nomination, the United States or Romania.
Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu confirmed on June 11 that US Ambassador Hans Klemm will be recalled to Washington, without giving too many details at that time, only saying that Klemm’s successor is a fluent in Romanian.
Hans Klemm presented his credential letters to the Presidential Administration on September 20, 2015.
Hans Klemm was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Romania in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC, in the presence of the then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the then Romanian appointed ambassador to U.S., George Maior.
Hans George Klemm (born on August 21, 1957) is an American diplomat who served as the United States ambassador to East Timor from June 12, 2007 to May 25, 2010, from September 21, 2015 is serving as United States Ambassador to Romania, according to wikipedia.org
Klemm graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Economics and History, and from Stanford University with an M.A in International Development Policy.
He joined the United States Foreign Service in 1981 and was promoted into the Senior Foreign Service in 2001.
From 2012 to 2015 he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources. As of January 2015, Klemm served as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Management at the Department of State. In March 2015 the then President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Klemm as U.S. Ambassador to Romania.