Ambassador Michael George DeSombre was nominated by President Trump on July 17, 2019 and confirmed by the United States Senate on January 8, 2020 as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand.
Ambassador DeSombre was a partner in the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell from 2004 to 2019, where he led their mergers and acquisition practice in Asia. Ambassador DeSombre has had over two decades of experience representing and negotiating on behalf of American and international clients in large scale investment and economic development projects in Asia. In this role, he has gained unique insight into the political, legal, and strategic challenges that face American interests in Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.
Ambassador DeSombre graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Quantitative Economics and an M.A. in East Asian Studies, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is married with four children.