Amir P. Masliyah assumed the position of Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay in July 2022. Prior to arriving in Asuncion, Amir served at the American Institute in Taiwan. In addition to Taipei, Mr. Masliyah’s other diplomatic postings overseas include Mexico City, Mexico, with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), Chiang Mai, Thailand, as the Deputy Principal Officer and Management Officer, and tours in Sao Paulo, Brazil and San Salvador, El Salvador. Mr. Masliyah has also worked in Washington, DC as a Watch Officer in the Secretariat’s Operations Center.
Mr. Masliyah grew up on the Monterey Peninsula in California. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a number of awards and accolades from the Department of State, and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, and Mandarin Chinese.
When Amir and his wife aren’t trying to keep up with their two rambunctious young daughters, he enjoys playing sports and eating empanadas.