Thomas Goldberger is the U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires. He arrived in Cairo in September 2014. He previously served as Assistant Chief of Mission responsible for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from 2013-2014 and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Tel Aviv from 2010 to 2013. Before that, he was director of the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for coordinating U.S. support for peace negotiations between Israel and its neighbors. A specialist in economic affairs, he also served at U.S. Embassies in Ankara, Amman, Paris, and Riyadh, and as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs.
A native of the state of New Jersey, Mr. Goldberger, his wife Eden Goldberger, and their two daughters have been residents of Virginia since 1991. Mr. Goldberger is a graduate of Rutgers and Georgetown Universities and speaks French, Arabic and Turkish. He is an avid skier, traveler, and reader of history and literature, particularly of the Middle East. He is accompanied in Cairo by his wife, Eden Goldberger.