Osman “Oz” Tat

U.S. Consulate Lagos, Nigeria

Osman “Oz” Tat is a Political-Economic Section Chief at the U.S. Consulate Lagos, Nigeria. Oz joined the Department in March 2003. After completing the A-100 training program Oz was assigned to serve in Washington DC as the Desk Officer in charge of Bangladeshi Affairs. Following this assignment, he spent 9 months at FSI studying Mandarin-Chinese and then he went to Beijing where he worked for one year as a Consular Officer after which he rotated into the Economic section.

In February 2007, he was posted to the U.S. in Embassy Dakar, Senegal, as a Political Officer. In 2010, he was posted to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva where he was the Deputy Political Counselor and Senior Human Rights Officer in the Political and Specialized Agency Affairs (PSA) section. PSA is also the U.S. delegation to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). On substantive matters he handled the Africa portfolio.

In 2013, he was posted to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan where he first served as the Detainee Affairs Coordinator in the Rule of Law Section, and then, in his second year, as the Interdiction and Multilateral Program manager in the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section. In 2015, he returned to DC where he served as the Political Team Lead in the Office of Pakistan Affairs. Currently, he is the Political-Economic Section Chief at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria.

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