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Matt Murray

Matt Murray

Ambassador, US Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Matt Murray was appointed as the US Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in February 2022.

In this role, he coordinates US participation in APEC and also oversees the Office of Economic Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. In 2023, he was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as US Senior Official for APEC.

Prior to his current assignment, Matt led the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs as Senior Bureau Official from August 2021 to January 2022, and he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy and Negotiations from September 2020 to August 2021. Matt has focused on US economic engagement with the Asia Pacific throughout his Foreign Service career.