Conrad Tribble assumed responsibility as the Consul General of U.S. Consulate General Karachi on August 21, 2023.
Conrad Tribble grew up in Los Angeles, California and joined the United States Foreign Service in 1987. During his career he has focused primarily on Europe and Latin America but has also served in Iraq, in the Caribbean, and in numerous leadership positions in Washington. His most recent overseas assignment was Madrid, Spain, where he served as the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’affaires from 2020-2023. Before Madrid he served three years in Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Europe and the European Union, one year as head of the diplomatic tradecraft training school at the Foreign Service Institute, and one year as a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. From 2012-2015, he was assigned as Deputy Chief of Mission in Havana, Cuba, where he helped manage the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba and the reopening of the U.S. Embassy there.
Mr. Tribble’s previous overseas assignments include Santiago, Port-au-Prince, Baghdad, and two tours in Germany, including a year as an exchange diplomat in the German Foreign Office in Bonn and three years as Consul General in Munich. In Washington he worked on political-military and European security affairs, as a desk officer for Cyprus and Coordinator for Baltic Sea regional cooperation programs, as Senior Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center, and as Director of the Department’s 24-hour Intelligence and Research Watch.
Conrad and his wife Christina Tribble, also a U.S. diplomat, have four children, including one who joined the Foreign Service in 2023. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in history from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, a Master’s in international relations from the University of Southern California, and a Master’s in national security studies from the U.S. National War College.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Conrad was an exchange student in Germany and a volunteer teacher in Honduras; he speaks Spanish, German, French, and some Haitian Creole. A lifelong singer and amateur musician, he is a former member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammy Association). He is also a sports junkie; he plays baseball, basketball, and soccer whenever he can, and is looking forward to learning to play cricket.