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golsen_james                                    James Golsen

                                    Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy



James Golsen is the Senior Commercial Officer for the U.S. Embassy, Rangoon. Mr. Golsen has opened the U.S. Commercial Service’s new office in Burma and is responsible for promoting U.S. business interests in Burma. Previously, he served as Principal Commercial Officer for South India, managing the U.S. Commercial Service offices in Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad from 2011-2014. Mr. Golsen has served as Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and as Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, China. He also worked as the Commercial Service liaison at FedEx World Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, Mr. Golsen worked for the International Division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in international policy from Middlebury College’s Monterey Institute of International Studies.