Hans Klemm


Bicentennial Medal (2019)


Hans Klemm received a B.A. in Economics and History from Indiana University Bloomington, and an M.A. in International Development Policy from Stanford University. He is professionally fluent in Japanese and German.

Klemm was confirmed by the United States Senate as the next U.S. Ambassador to Romania in 2015. Previously, Klemm was the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources, and served as acting director general of the Foreign Service and acting director of personnel of the Department of State. Prior to that experience, Klemm was the U.S. senior official to APEC, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and coordinator of all U.S. civilian and military rule of law programs in Afghanistan. Klemm also served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, as minister counselor for economic affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and held director-level positions in the bureaus of Human Resources, and Economic and Business Affairs in the Department of State. Klemm worked overseas at U.S. embassies in Bonn, Seoul and Port of Spain, in addition to several tours in Japan.

In 2019, Klemm was honored to receive Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal, in recognition of his distinguished service, and longstanding support of the university.