Roger A. Meece assumed his position as Charge d’ Affaires for Nigeria on September 4, 2003. Previously, he was the Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi.
Ambassador Meece has served extensively in Africa, beginning with service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone in the early 1970’s. He subsequently worked in Peace Corps staff assignments in Washington, Niger, Cameroon, and the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), culminating with an appointment as Peace Corps Country Director in Gabon.
Mr. Meece joined the Department of State in 1979. His foreign service assignments have included tours as Deputy Chief of Mission in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), as Consul General in Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada), and in the U.S. Embassies in Cameroon and Malawi. In Washington, Mr. Meece has served in the Bureau of International Narcotics Matters, on detail to the Office of the Vice President, and most recently, as Director for Central African Affairs at the State Department. He is fluent in French.
Ambassador Meece received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and as a Foreign Service Officer, attended the National Defense College of Canada for one year. He is from Seattle, Washington.