Christopher Lamora

Christopher Lamora

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Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs

Christopher Lamora joined the Bureau of African Affairs Front Office as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in September 2017 and holds the Security Assistance and Central African Affairs portfolios. He was previously the Director of the Office of Central African Affairs (2016-17), and before that, the Deputy Director of the Office of African Economic and Regional Affairs (2015-16). Lamora has worked in Africa and on African issues throughout his 26-year Foreign Service career, beginning with early assignments in Cameroon and the Central African Republic. He is a 1991 graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

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