June 22, 2018
AIT Press Release #: PR-1817
Raymond Greene assumed duties as the Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on June 21, 2018. Mr. Greene, a career State Department Senior Foreign Service Officer, has spent his entire 22-year career advancing U.S. diplomatic, economic, and security engagement with the East Asian region. In Washington, Mr. Greene was Director for Japan and East Asian Economic Affairs at The White House National Security Council (NSC) and Director of the Office of Economic Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. In the latter capacity, Mr. Greene was elected as Chairman of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s Economic Committee.
Overseas, Mr. Greene was the U.S. Consul General in Chengdu, China and Okinawa, Japan. Earlier assignments included Chief of the Political-Military Affairs Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Deputy Chief of the Political Section at AIT Taipei, and as a political officer in Tokyo and Manila. Mr. Greene was also the first Baker-Kato Diplomatic Exchange Fellow at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. He most recently served as a State Department Faculty Advisor at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Greene holds a B.A. (Government/Japanese) and M.P.M. (International Security and Economic Policy) from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Ryozo Kato Award for Advancing the U.S.-Japan Alliance, and several State Department Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards. Before joining the State Department, Mr. Greene was a researcher at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. Mr. Greene speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Mr. Greene is married to Yawen Ko.