The U.S. Embassy in Harare is delighted to welcome the Honorable Brian A. Nichols as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zimbabwe. Ambassador Nichols presented his credentials to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who officially accepted them today, July 19, 2018.
Ambassador Nichols joins the U.S. Mission in Harare from Washington D.C., where he most recently served as a Senior Advisor in the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Ambassador Nichols led the American Embassy in Honduras in February and March 2018, as Chargé d’Affaires. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Peru from 2014 to 2017. He led an Embassy with over 1,000 employees.
Ambassador Nichols directed a comprehensive effort to combat transnational organized crime in Peru. He pioneered strategies against illegal gold mining and illegal logging. He supported American trade and investment in Peru, including major sales to Peru’s security forces, increasing agricultural sales to over $1 billion annually, defending the rights of American investors, and building the Hemisphere’s largest public-private partnership—the U.S.-Peru Cacao Alliance. He also pioneered programs to combat environmental degradation in the Amazon.
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