Kenneth Fairfax is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He began his Foreign Service career in 1987 as an Economics and Commercial Officer at Embassy Muscat. Mr. Fairfax has also served as the Director for both Nuclear Materials Security and Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs at the National Security Council.
Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Fairfax worked as an economic consultant and in the computer industry in the San Francisco Bay Area. He holds a B.A. with High Honors from Oberlin College.
Ambassador Kenneth Fairfax’s postings
1987 - 1989: Muscat, Oman
1990 - 1992: Pusan and Seoul, South Korea
1993 - 1995: Moscow
1995 - 1996: National Security Council, Washington
1997 - 2000: Vancouver, Canada
2001 - 2002: Kiev
2003 - 2006: Krakow, Poland
2007 - 2010: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2010 - 2011: Baghdad, Iraq
Sept. 2011: Astana
Please see Hal Foster's interview with Ambassador Kenneth Fairfax for more information.