Event Details

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

GUINEA: Briefing with The Honorable Simon Henshaw, Ambassador-Designate of the United States to the Republic of Guinea

Event Information

Date & time

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Washington, DC


Calum Hill at +1-212-490-0460 or chill@bciu.org

This off-the-record pre-departure briefing with Ambassador-Designate Henshaw will allow members to share their priorities and operations in Guinea with the Ambassador-Designate before he departs for post. 

Participants should come prepared to brief Ambassador-Designate Henshaw on their companies current activities in Guinea. 

Hosting opportunities are available.

For more information, please contact Calum Hill at chill@bciu.org or +1-212-490-0460.


Biographical Information

Simon Henshaw, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, was confirmed by the Senate to become the new Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Guinea on January 2, 2019.

Prior to this role, he was the Executive Secretary of the Cuba Accountability Review Board at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Previously, Ambassador-Designate Henshaw was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (and Acting Assistant Secretary in 2017) for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration at the U.S. Department of State, from 2013 to 2018.  Ambassador-Designate Henshaw also served in other senior leadership positions in the U.S. Department of State, including as Director of the Office of Andean Affairs from 2011 to 2013 and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from 2008 to 2011.  

 Ambassador-Designate Henshaw’s other assignments include service as Consul General at the Embassy of Brasilia, Brazil from 2004 to 2008; Deputy Director of the Cuba Office in the U.S. Department of State; and Chief of the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg, Russia from 1998 to 2000. He also served in assignments in Cote d’Ivoire and the Philippines earlier in his career.  

Ambassador-Designate Henshaw earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts and his Master of Science from the National War College.