Stuart Schaag is the Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. Mr. Schaag and his staff, part of the U.S. Commercial Service’s global network, are responsible for promoting U.S. exports and protecting U.S. business interests in one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic economies. A 20-year veteran at the Department of Commerce, his prior assignments in the Commercial Service include Prague, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, St. Petersburg and Vladivostok, Russia, and the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Chicago. Before joining the U.S. Commercial Service, Stuart served as the Department of Commerce’s Russia and Caucasus Desk Officer in Washington, DC. Since joining the Department, he has spent more than a decade living in or traveling across much of the former Soviet Union in support of U.S. government trade programs and commercial and energy policies in the Caspian Basin and Sakhalin Shelf. He started his public service career investigating anti-dumping cases as an analyst at the Department’s Import Administration. Previous employment includes a telecommunications start-up in Atlanta and a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill.
Originally from Jupiter, FL, Stuart holds a BBA in International Marketing and Finance from the University of Miami (FL) and a MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Arizona. He speaks Russian and Czech. Stuart is married, the father to a nine-year old son, and returns to his home in Tampa, FL when not overseas.