THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES RALPH FRANK AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NEPAL
The President today announced his nomination of Ralph Frank as a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal.
Mr. Frank of Washington, served in numerous overseas tours including: Yugoslavia, Assistant General Services Officer, 1975-1977; Indonesia, Administrative Officer, 1977-1979; Poland, Administrative Counselor, 1983-1986; Nepal, Administrative Counselor, 1986-1988. He has also held numerous positions in the Department of State in Washington including: Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the Middle East Bureau, 1979-1981; Assignments Officer for the East Asian Bureau, 1981-1983; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretaries in the Bureaus of Administration and Diplomatic Security, 1988-1989; Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (Resource Management), 1990-1992; Executive Director of the Bureau of Near East and South Asian Affairs, 1993-1995; Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Management, 1995-1996; Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Administration (Operations), 1996; Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Personnel, 1996-1997.
He received a BA in 1968 and an MBA in 1973 from the University of Washington. In the interim, he was an Officer in the U.S. Submarine Service. Mr. Frank is married to Susan Gundersen. They have two children.