THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN C. HOLZMAN AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH
The President today announced his nomination of John C. Holzman as a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Mr. Holzman of Hawaii, began his career in the Foreign Service in 1972, when he was posted to Guinea. He later served in the Netherlands, Cameroon, India, and Ghana. His State Department assignments include the Office of Development Finance, the Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs, and the Office of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh Affairs, where he was the director. He has served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Pakistan since 1994.
Mr. Holzman is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received a Masters degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. He was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in 1985-1986. Mr. Holzman is the recipient of several State Department honor awards, including the Baker-Wilkins Award as the Outstanding Deputy Chief of Mission for 1996. His foreign language is French. Mr. Holzman is married to Kim Hom and has three daughters.