Rashad Jones is a career member of the Foreign Service who will begin his next position as Economic Section Chief at the American Institute in Taiwan during July 2022. Throughout his career, Rashad has primarily worked on Asia and Latin American issues. During his most recent overseas assignment, he was Political-Economic Section Chief at U.S. Consulate General Shenyang where he advanced U.S. interests on DPRK sanctions, U.S.-China trade issues, and human rights and religious freedom. His other overseas assignments include U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou and U.S. Embassy Lima.
In Washington, Rashad served as the political advisor to the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for UN Integrity. He also worked in the office of Taiwan Coordination where he covered international organizations, economic, and ESTH issues. In addition, Rashad completed an outside detail at Sustainable Energy for All, an international NGO launched by the UN Secretary General to help mobilize resources to provide energy access to the entire world by 2030. Rashad speaks Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and French.