On September 21, 2015, Hans Klemm assumed the duties of U.S. Ambassador to Romania. Previously, Ambassador Klemm served as Acting Director General of the Foreign Service and Personnel of the Department of State. Ambassador Klemm was the Senior Official to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, led all U.S. civilian and military rule of law programs in Afghanistan, and served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
Overseas, in addition to multiple tours in Japan, Ambassador Klemm worked at U.S. Embassies in Bonn, Seoul and Port of Spain.
A graduate of Indiana University (B.A) and Stanford University (A.M.), Ambassador Klemm has professional fluency in Japanese and German. He is married to Mari Kano.