Dillon Banerjee

Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Stockholm

Dillon Banerjee is the U.S. Embassy's Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs and the Regional Senior Commercial Officer for Northern Europe, based out of Stockholm. In that capacity, he serves as the U.S. Ambassadorís principal commercial advisor in Sweden, while overseeing teams and operations in the U.K, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. His primary objective is to facilitate exports of U.S. goods, services and technologies, while supporting U.S. business interests across the region and attracting greater levels of foreign direct investment into the United States.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Banerjee was the Deputy Senior Commercial Officer in India, supporting a team of 70 people in seven offices representing four U.S. government agencies. In that capacity, Mr, Banerjee served as the U.S. governmentís primary interagency coordinator for the U.S.-India Smart City program. Prior to India, he was the Principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, where he managed a team of 15 Officers and Specialists to promote increased bilateral trade and investment and had direct supervision over the defense, aviation, and security sectors.

Before that, Mr. Banerjee was the Senior Commercial Officer for the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon (2007 to 2011), where he directed the U.S. governmentís trade promotion programs in Portugal. Mr. Banerjee served as Commercial Officer to the U.S. Embassy in Russia from 2004 through 2006. In Moscow, he managed U.S. export promotion and business facilitation activities in several key sectors, including oil and gas, energy, mining, construction, finance, and franchising. Mr. Banerjee also completed two years with the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria, where he directly managed strategic business advocacy cases and coordinated trade finance activities with the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).

Prior to joining the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, Mr. Banerjee worked as a Program Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, D.C. and Pretoria, South Africa. He also worked for three years as a Project Officer for the Environmental Protection Agency and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa. He received an Executive Masterís Degree in Sustainable Energy Systems in 2009 from MITís international post-graduate program in Portugal.

He holds a Masterís Degree in International Development from the School of International Service at The American University, and received his Bachelorís Degree in Government and International Economics from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He is the author of The Insiderís Guide to the Peace Corps (Random House, 2009).