Yasser Reda became ambassador of Egypt to the United States on Sept. 17, 2015. He is a senior career diplomat who has served twice as the assistant minister of foreign affairs and chief of the Minister’s Cabinet, from October 2013 to August 2015, and from June 2006 to August 2008.
Ambassador Reda was also Egypt’s ambassador to Israel (2008-12) and deputy chief of mission at the Egyptian Embassy in Germany. In addition, during his 33-year career in the Egyptian diplomatic service, he has served in Egypt’s embassies in Italy, Iraq, Cyprus and China. Born in 1958, Ambassador Reda received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Cairo University.
He speaks Arabic, English and French and is married.