Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski

U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait

Ambassador Alina L. Romanowski assumed her post as U.S. ambassador to Kuwait on February 11, 2020. A career member of the Senior Executive Service, Romanowski was sworn in as the U.S. ambassador to Kuwait on January 6, 2020. Prior to her appointment, she served as the U.S. Department of State’s principal deputy coordinator for counterterrorism (2016-20). In that capacity, she oversaw the coordination and integration of U.S. counterterrorism policy objectives and developed and implemented U.S. counterterrorism assistance and capacity-building programs with key U.S. partners. During almost 40 years of service across various U.S government agencies, Romanowski has become an expert on Middle East affairs. She began her U.S. government career as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (1980-90). Romanowski received an MA and a BA from the University of Chicago and studied at Tel Aviv University in Israel. She speaks French and has studied Arabic and Hebrew. Romanowski is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.