Randy Berry, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, is U.S. Ambassador to Namibia. He previously served as U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal from 2018-2022. Prior to that, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) from 2016-2018. Ambassador Berry served as the State Department’s first Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, serving from the position’s creation in 2015 until 2017.
Ambassador Berry’s other leadership positions in the Department of State include Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal; Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Auckland, New Zealand; and Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Earlier in his career, he served in Cape Town, Kampala, Cairo, Dhaka, and in Washington, DC in the Bureau of African Affairs.
A rural Colorado native, Berry is a graduate of Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Adelaide as a Rotary Foundation Graduate Scholar.