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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission

Rachna Korhonen, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission

Rachna Korhonen arrived in Colombo in July 2014 in her role as Management Officer of the U.S. Embassy.  She assumed duties as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission on March 1, 2015.  She most recently served in Washington, DC, as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy.  Prior to that, Rachna served in Riyadh, Iraq, Kuwait, and Mumbai.  Rachna joined the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in 2004.  Prior to her career as a Foreign Service Officer, Rachna had extensive private sector experience in the telecom industry, including sales, marketing, product management and product development. Rachna is married to Juha Korhonen and has three children, Varun (27), Vicram (24) and Veera (15).