Ian Campbell is the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. He most recently served as Director of the Office of Nordic and Baltic Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. A diplomat for over 20 years, Ian has served in diverse postings including Egypt, Iraq, Barbados, Serbia, Jordan and Kazakhstan. He has also served in Washington in positions dealing with Balkan affairs and in staff positions.
Prior to his government service, Ian worked at The Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank. A native of Los Angeles, Ian is a graduate of the American University in Washington, DC and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is married to Hillairé Campbell, a Foreign Service Office Management Specialist, and has two grown children.