Office of the Chargé
Eric M. Wong
Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim
U.S. Embassy, Antananarivo
Eric Wong is the Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, at the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo, which is responsible for U.S. relations with Madagascar and Comoros. As a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, he has served in China, Africa, and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Wong supported U.S. efforts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, from 2007-2010. As a political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, he worked on issues related to the African Union and Darfur. At the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Mr. Wong worked with the U.S. Department of State’s Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, to monitor UN war crimes trials for genocide suspects at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
In Washington, D.C., Mr. Wong helped support the Department of State’s counterterrorism programs after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and also served in the Department of State’s Bureau for Political-Military Affairs.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Wong served with the United Nations: at the UN Secretariat in New York, and as a civilian staff member of the UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia (UNOSOM II). He is a graduate of Yale College, with master’s degrees from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and from the National War College, in Washington, D.C.