Kyle Scott, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, presented his credentials as Ambassador to Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on February 5, 2016. Mr. Scott has extensive knowledge and background in European issues, built up through numerous assignments in Europe and various international organizations.
Previously, Mr. Scott served as a State Department Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C. (2014-2016), Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy (2011-2014), and as Director of the Office of Russian Affairs in Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2009-2011). He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the OSCE (2005-2009), Political Minister Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium (2003-2005), as Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary (1999-2003), and as Political Officer at U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia (1996-1998). Prior to that, Mr. Scott was a National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford, California (1994-1995). He also served as Political Officer at U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel (1991-1994), Economic Officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland (1987-1990), and Political and Economic Officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York (1984-1987). Other assignments since joining the Foreign Service in 1980, included serving as an International Economist in the Bureau of International Organizations, and as a Consular Officer in Zagreb, Croatia.
Mr. Scott earned a B.A. from Arizona State University in 1979. His foreign languages include Serbo-Croatian, Russian, Italian, Hungarian, Hebrew, German and French.