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About Joseph Y. Yun

Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun (State Dept.)

Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun

Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun was nominated by President Obama on July 23, 2013, and confirmed by the full Senate on August 1, 2013, to be the United States Ambassador to Malaysia.  

Ambassador Yun most recently served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.  Mr. Yun’s overseas postings include the Republic of Korea, Thailand, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong. 

Ambassador Yun joined the Foreign Service in 1985. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor.  Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Yun was a senior economist for Data Resources, Inc., in Lexington, Massachusetts.  Ambassador Yun holds degrees from both the London School of Economics and the University of Wales.  He is married to Dr. Melanie Billings-Yun. They have one son.

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