Andrew R. Herrup has served as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission since December 2021.
He arrived in Seoul in 2021 following two years in Washington as the Deputy Director for the Office of Southern African Affairs. Prior to that, from 2016-2019, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi.
After serving his first tour in an economic/consular rotation at U.S. Embassy Bangkok from 2001-2003, he served as the economic/commercial officer at U.S. Embassy Kampala from 2003-2005. He served as the Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) officer in Hanoi from 2007-2010. Returning to Washington, he was the Indonesia Unit Chief from 2010-2012 before working until 2013 as a special assistant for Deputy Secretary of State William Burns covering Africa and International Organizations. From 2013-2016, Andrew managed the economic section as counselor at U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur.
He joined the Foreign Service in 2000 after practicing environmental law at a Washington D.C. law firm for nine years. He received his undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.