Deputy Chief of Mission Alexis F. Ludwig

Alexis Francois Ludwig, Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative

A Senior Foreign Service Officer from California, Alexis Ludwig joined State in January 1994. His first tour was as vice-consul in Guatemala City (1994-1996). He then served as political-military officer in Tokyo (1996-1998), as Indonesia desk officer in the State department (1998-2000), and as human rights officer in Kuala Lumpur (2000-2003).

Since that time, he has focused largely on Latin America, with tours as deputy economic-political counselor in La Paz (2003-2006) and as political counselor in Lima (2006-2010), Buenos Aires (2010-2013), and Brasilia (2013-2016). Alexis returned to Washington in 2016 to serve as a career development officer in senior level (HR/CDA/SL), where his responsibilities included supporting the DCM/PO and D Committees.

He began his posting as Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States in August 2018. Alexis has a Master’s degree in East Asian studies from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Alexis is married with Guatemala native Carolina Linares. They have two sons, Sebastian and Santiago.