KARACHI (Syed Talat Abbas Shah): On August 21, 2023, Conrad Tribble took office as Consul General of the US Consulate General in Karachi.
Most recently, he served as the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’affaires from 2020-2023 in Madrid, Spain. Before Madrid, he served three years in Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Europe and the European Union, one year as head of the diplomatic tradecraft training school at the Foreign Service Institute, and one year as a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. From 2012-2015, he was assigned as Deputy Chief of Mission in Havana, Cuba, where he helped restore diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba and reopened the Embassy of the U.S there.
His previous diplomatic assignments include Santiago, Port-au-Prince, Baghdad, and two tours in Germany, including a year as an exchange diplomat in the German Foreign Office in Bonn and three years as Consul General in Munich. He has also served in numerous leadership positions in Washington D.C.
Conrad Tribble grew up in Los Angeles, California, and he and his wife Christina Tribble, also a U.S. diplomat, have four children. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in history from Loyola Marymount University, a Master’s in international relations from the University of Southern California, and a Master’s in national security studies from the U.S. National War College.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Conrad was an exchange student in Germany and a volunteer teacher in Honduras; he speaks Spanish, German, French, and some Haitian Creole. A lifelong singer and amateur musician, he is a former member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy Association). He is also a sports junkie; he plays baseball, basketball, and soccer, and is looking forward to learning to play cricket.
In assuming the role of Consul General, he will celebrate with the people of Pakistan the 76th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two countries. He will continue to pursue the joint goal of enhancing U.S.-Pakistan bilateral partnerships through increased economic investment, trade cooperation, and the Green Alliance framework that will benefit both countries and the region.