William Grant has been Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires of the United States in Qatar since August 1, 2018. He previously held the same position in Doha from July to November 2017. He has extensive experience in the Near East region from a long State Department career, including assignments in Lebanon, Israel and Iraq. He also served twice on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. Mr. Grant is a native of Connecticut and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.