George Sibley assumed duties as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on July 31, 2017. Mr. Sibley assumed his duties as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim on May 15, 2020.
Previously he served at the U.S. Embassy New Delhi from 2013-2017 as the Minister Counselor for Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Affairs, and as the U.S. Co-Chair of the U.S.-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF).
Mr. Sibley joined the Foreign Service in 1988 and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Before arriving in New Delhi, Mr. Sibley was Director of the Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to that assignment Mr. Sibley served a year in Iraq as the Senior Advisor for Northern Iraq and as the Team Leader of Provincial Reconstruction Team Ninewa, following two years as the Director of the Office of Iraq Political Affairs at the Department of State. He previously served as Consul General in Kolkata, India from 2002-2005.
Mr. Sibley received a B.A. in biology and religious philosophy from Oberlin College in 1977. In 2002 he earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, in the field of international relations, following a year as a John L. Weinberg Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he served 11 years in the merchant marine, obtaining a Limited Master/Unlimited Chief Mate’s license.