United States Consul General in Jeddah, Todd Holmstrom, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Prior to this appointment, he served as deputy chief of mission in N'Djamena, Chad from 2011 to 2013. From 2005 to August 2008, Mr. Holmstrom spent three years in Damascus where he served sequentially as economic counselor, chief of the political/economic section, and as acting DCM for his last year at the Embassy. His Washington service includes being the deputy director of the State Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs (2008 to 2010), a desk officer, and a special assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State. His other Foreign Service postings include Tunis, Ottawa, and Paramaribo.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service in November 1995, Mr. Holmstrom served in the U.S. Army and was deployed overseas to the Balkans, Somalia, the Sinai of Egypt, Honduras, and Germany.
Mr. Holmstrom is married and has four children. He speaks Arabic, French, and Dutch. Mr. Holmstrom received his BA from Northern Michigan University, and his MS from the National War College.