Erik Anders Holm-Olsen
Erik Anders Holm-Olsen was born on April 28, 1962 in Teaneck, New Jersey. He has been a career member of the United States Foreign Service since 1992. He began his service abroad in Sofia, Bulgaria (1994-96). He then served in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1996-98); Oslo, Norway (1999-2002); Valletta, Malta (2003-05); and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007-10).
In addition to his overseas assignments, Mr. Holm-Olsen served on the Department of State Board of Examiners, where he helped administer the Foreign Service entrance exam in Washington, DC as well as Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco (2010-12).
Prior to joining the United States Foreign Service, Erik Holm-Olsen was an attorney in his home state of New Jersey.
Mr. Holm-Olsen received a BA in International Relations from Brown University (1984) and a JD from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary (1987). Mr. Holm-Olsen speaks Bulgarian, Norwegian and Portuguese. He is married, and he and his wife have an 11 year-old daughter.