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His Excellency James D. Pettit

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Jim Pettit was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova on January 16, 2015, and presented his credentials to President Nicolae Timofti on January 30, 2015.

He has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizens Services within the Consular Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State since November 2010. The Overseas Citizens Services Directorate includes the Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management, the Office of Children’s Issues, and the Office of Policy Review and Interagency Liaison.

Most recently, Jim was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine (2007-2010), Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia (2003-2007), and Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, Austria (1999-2003). In Washington, he previously served within the Visa Services Directorate, the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, the Taiwan Coordination Office, and the Office of Cuban Affairs. He served two previous tours at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, as well as at the American Institute in Taiwan and the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara, Mexico.

He received a B.A. in International Studies and Russian from Iowa State University, and a M.A. in National Strategic Studies from the National War College. He speaks Russian, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese, and recently studied Romanian for several months prior to his arrival in Moldova.

 

Contact Information

Embassy of the United States of America
103 Mateevici street
Chisinau MD-2009
Republic of Moldova

Phone: (+373 22) 408 300
Fax: (+373 22) 233 044

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Her Excellency Cristina Balan

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Cristina Balan is the ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the United States. Prior to this position, she has served as deputy president of the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM), being directly responsible for the international and diplomatic affairs of the party. 

Ambassador Balan’s activity within the PDM, a political party with strong pro-European beliefs and also a ruling party since 2016, has focused on establishing and developing PDM partnerships with foreign organizations, as well as on the communication with the diplomatic corps representatives and international organizations in Moldova. Ambassador Balan represented PDM at various external events and in meetings with EU and U.S. officials. She was also an active member of the Socialist International, being part of the Budget and Finance Committee. 

In 2017, she received the award of the Top Female Politician of the year in Moldova. 

Ambassador Balan also served as the chairwoman of the Foundation for a Modern Democracy, which provides a platform for dialogue between experts and opinion leaders from the Republic of Moldova and foreign organizations, including think tanks and progressive foundations. Ambassador Balan coordinated both the public and the research activities of the foundation. 

Ambassador Balan has an impressive background in management area, having worked for top international companies and organizations, of which 15 were in management positions. She is an economist and holds a degree in business management from the Free International University of Moldova. 

Ambassador Balan is married and has two children. She speaks fluently Romanian, Russian and English.

 

Contact Information

Embassy of Moldova
2101 S St., NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 667-1130
Fax: (202)667-1204

 


 


   

His Excellency Alexandru Cujba

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Alexandru Cujba was appointed Ambassador of Moldova to the United Nations on October 8, 2008.

 

Contact Information

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations
35 East 29th St.
New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 447-1867
Fax: (212) 447-4067

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Website: http://www.un.int/wcm/content/site/moldova

   

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