Edgard D. Kagan assumed the post of U.S. Consul General in Mumbai on August 1, 2017. As Consul General, he is responsible for representing American interests and promoting U.S.-India relations in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh.
Edgard Kagan served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2014-2017. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Deputy Director of the U.S. Mission to the UN’s Washington Office. A Foreign Service officer since 1991, he served at U.S. Embassies in Australia, China, Israel, Hungary and Cote d’Ivoire. He also served as Director of Korean Affairs and had tours of duty in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs as well as on the Policy Planning Staff.
A 1989 graduate cum laude of Yale University, Edgard worked for the New York City Bureau of Bridges prior to joining the State Department. He speaks French and Mandarin Chinese as well as some Hungarian and Spanish.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Edgard Kagan is married to Cynthia Gire and has three children.