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James M. Derham
Charge d'Affaires
Venezuela
Term of Appointment: 10/01/2011 to 04/16/2013

This biography is no longer current; at present, no other official Department of State biographical information is available.

Mr. James M. Derham arrived in Venezuela as Charge d’Affaires in October 2011.

Between 2008 and 2011, Mr. Derham undertook several temporary assignments for the U.S. Department of State including consular assignments to Havana, Ciudad Juarez, and Sao Paulo. In 2010 he served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Lisbon. He also worked as Chief of Party for a USAID project in Pristina, Kosovo, and on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Derham served as U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala, 2005-2008. His other senior responsibilities included Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA); Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City; Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia; and Consul General in Rio de Janeiro.

Mr. Derham is a graduate of Fordham University and has masters’ degrees from the Kennedy School of Harvard University and the George Washington University.

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