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United States ambassador to Equatorial Guinea

Alberto M. Fernandez, United States ambassador to Equatorial Guinea. Recipient Linguist of Year award, United States Information Agency, 1996, Superior Honor award, United States Department State, 2003, Edward R. Murrow award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy, 2006. Member of Middle East Studies Association.


Fernandez, Alberto M. was born in 1958 in Havana, Cuba.


Graduate, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, 1977. Bachelor in Middle East Studies, University Arizona, 1981. Master of Arts in Middle East Studies, University Arizona, 1983.

Graduate 46th senior seminar, United States Department State Foreign Service Institute, 2004.


Joined United States Department State, 1983, junior officer Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, assistant cultural affairs officer Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, then press attaché, United States Embassy Managua, Nicaragua, 1986—1988, public affairs officer, United States Embassy Kuwait, 1988—1990, United States Information Agency desk officer for Egypt, Yemen and Sudan Washington, 1990—1993, public affairs counselor Damascus, Syria, 1993—1996, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1996—1999, Amman, Jordan, 1999—2002, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2002—2004, director public diplomacy, Office Iraq Affairs Washington, 2004—2005, director public diplomacy, Bureau Near Eastern Affairs, 2005—2007, Charge D'affaires, United States Embassy Khartoum, Sudan, 2007—2009, United States ambassador to Republic of Equatorial Guinea Malabo, since 2009. Served with United States Army & Reserve, 1976-1981.


Member of Middle East Studies Association.