Consul General Katherine B. Hadda assumed the post of U.S. Consul General in Hyderabad on October 18, 2016. Ms. Hadda is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, with 28 years of experience in policy positions in Asia, Europe, and Washington, DC. She recently served as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, where she promoted bilateral and regional trade and investment, entrepreneurship, and improved cyber security. Prior to Rome, Ms. Hadda was an Associate Dean at the Foreign Service Institute, and was responsible for training State Department and other U.S. government officials in economic and regional studies as well as preparing them for assignments in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other conflict areas. Her other assignments include Afghanistan, China, Taiwan, the U.K. and New Zealand, as well as in the State Department, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, and as a fellow in the U.S. Congress.
Ms. Hadda speaks Mandarin Chinese and Italian. Originally from New York City, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Smith College, and her Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. Her husband, Michael Andrews, is an Information Technology consultant specializing in content strategy. When not overseas, the couple lives in Arlington, Virginia.