Deputy Chief of Mission Y. Robert Ewing is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with over twenty years of experience in the U.S. Department of State.
He most recently served in Indonesia as Counselor for Economic Affairs. During his time in Jakarta, Robert received the Frank E. Loy Award for Environmental Diplomacy for his work on the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP).
From 2016 to 2019, Robert served as Office of Program Management – Ministry of Interior Deputy Program Director at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, overseeing a large team of American professionals focused on critical infrastructure protection.
Prior to Riyadh, Mr. Ewing was Principal Officer at Consulate Medan, Indonesia where he oversaw its expansion. Consulate Medan covers the island of Sumatra, with a population of 50 million, larger than that of neighboring Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei combined.
His prior assignments include Pakistan, South Africa, Afghanistan, Thailand, and Washington.
Mr. Ewing is married to Monica Sagebiel Ewing, also a Foreign Service Officer. The two met during graduate studies, and enjoy exploring near and far, hiking, and cooking.