Ambassador Judith Fergin officially joined AmCham in December 2013. Ambassador Fergin is a career Foreign Service Officer and brings a wealth of experience to the position. Her most recent posting was as the U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste. Prior to that posting she served as the U.S. Consul General in Sydney, Australia, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassies in Jakarta and Canberra. During her time in Singapore, Ambassador Fergin had the opportunity to work closely with AmCham and to learn about the American business community here and the challenges businesses face in Singapore and in the region.
Ambassador Fergin also served in Moscow, Russia; Pretoria, South Africa; Monrovia, Liberia; Munich, Germany; and Washington, DC. In each of the locations she has served, Ambassador Fergin has worked closely with the American business community to create opportunities, promote U.S. exports, and expand commercial ties between the United States and the host country. She received a BA in Political Science from Smith College, an MA in International Relations from the University of Virginia and an MS in National Resource Management from the Industrial College of Armed Forces, National Defense University.