NEW US AMBASSADOR IN AZERBAIJAN
"The date of Ambassador-designate Cekuta’s arrival has not yet been finalized, but we will provide more information as it becomes available", says in the press-realise of US Embassy in Azerbaijan.
Robert Francis Cekuta served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Energy Resources of the Department of State. Mr. Cekuta has developed deep energy expertise and broad expertise in fostering democratic and free market reforms, which are key policy issues in Azerbaijan. He played a critical senior management role in establishing the new Energy Bureau, where he developed programs advancing global energy security, while overseeing initiatives to fight corruption and build good governance and accountability in oil and gas production, says in official page of US Department.
Mr. Cekuta earned a BSFS from Georgetown University, Washington in 1976, a Master’s Degree at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona in 1978 and a Master’s Degree at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C. in 1994. He is the recipient of numerous awards from the Department of State, including eight Senior Performance Awards, four Superior Honor Awards and five Meritorious Honor Awards. He speaks German, Albanian and Arabic.