Office of the Chargé
Stephen C. Anderson
Charge d'Affaires, a.i.
U.S. Embassy, Antananarivo
Stephen C. Anderson arrived as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar on August 29, 2014 and concurrently assumed duties as Charge d'Affaires, a.i. pending confirmation of the United States' first Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar since 2009.
Mr. Anderson has been a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State since 1994. He was Press Attaché and Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Rome from 2011 to May 2014 and previously served as Political Officer in Rome from 2005 to 2010.
From 2010 - 2011, Mr. Anderson was the State Department Deputy Director and Coordinator for Regional Command-North and Regional Command-West at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. In that capacity, he coordinated the work of diplomats and development experts working at Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) in northern and western Afghanistan.
Mr. Anderson has also worked nearly three years in Iraq. He was detailed from Rome to be Chief of Strategic Plans and Assessments at the Office of Provincial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Bagdad from January 2009 to August 2009 and the State Department Liaison to the Multinational Corps-Iraq from August 2008 through December 2008. Mr. Anderson opened the Economic Section of the newly-reopened U.S. Embassy in Bagdad on June 28, 2004 and was responsible for U.S. policy on Iraqi infrastructure until August 2005. From January 2004 until June 2004, Mr. Anderson was Deputy Governorate Coordinator under the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Amara, Maysan Province.
Mr. Anderson has also served in Mexico, Germany, Guatemala and Argentina where he mostly worked on economic and commercial issues. He speaks Italian, German, French and Spanish.
Mr. Anderson has three children and is married to Martina Amori.