Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin V. Wohlauer

Benjamin Wohlauer is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to Cambodia. He arrived in Phnom Penh on July 17, 2020.

Before Cambodia, from 2017-2020, Mr. Wohlauer was consul general at the U.S. consulate general in Florence, Italy. Prior to that he served in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs as the Director of the Office of Economic Policy. From 2012-15, he was the Deputy Economic Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta. Other overseas postings include Milan, St. Petersburg, Rangoon, and Tokyo.

Mr. Wohlauer was born in Massachusetts and is a lifelong citizen of Red Sox Nation. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, and master’s degrees from the George Washington University and the National War College. He is married to career Foreign Service Officer Mary Ellen Countryman.