Event Details

Monday, July 16, 2018

BALKANS: Private Meetings with Mr. Miguel Hernandez, (NEW) Senior Commercial Officer of Bulgaria and Macedonia, U.S. Embassy Sofia

Event Information

Date & time

Monday, July 16, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Washington, DC


Ruby Markham at +1-218-348-1440 or rmarkhm@bciu.org

BCIU will schedule individual consultations in Washington, D.C. with Mr. Miguel Hernandez, (NEW) Senior Commercial Officer for Bulgaria and Macedonia, U.S. Embassy Sofia. 

These private meetings allow a member to share updates on their company-specific issues.  Please indicate the amount of time you request for your appointment. 

For more information, please contact Ruby Markham at rmarkhm@bciu.org or +1-218-348-1440.


Biographical Information

Miguel Hernandez will begin a four-year posting as Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, from where he will also cover Macedonia. 

Previously, Mr. Hernandez served at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow where he focused on commercial diplomacy cases in the healthcare, information technology, customs, and intellectual property areas.  He was also the Regional Standards Officer for South America based at the U.S. Consulate in São Paulo, Brazil. He worked to resolve WTO Technical to Barriers to Trade issues in the region. He was sworn into the Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2009.

Mr. Hernandez started his career at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow where he handled market access issues around the world. He held Desk Officer positions for Mexico, Canada, and the Middle East.  He was detailed for a year as a Brookings Legislative Fellow working on human rights, defense, and trade issues through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Mr. Hernandez completed a Master of International Affairs with a concentration in finance and business from Columbia University, New York. He earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He spent two years in the northeast of Thailand as an English teacher through the Volunteers in Asia program. In addition to being fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, he has a working knowledge of Russian, Bulgarian, and Thai.