Mr. Dennis Hankins, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, was confirmed by the Senate to be the Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea in October 2015. Most recently, he was the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Previously, Mr. Hankins served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan from 2010 to 2012 and at the U.S. Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania from 2007 to 2010. He also served as the Deputy Director at the Department of State’s Office of Peacekeeping in the Bureau of International Organizations from 2005 to 2007, as Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2004 to 2005, and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique from 2001 to 2004. Prior to this, he was a Political/Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal from 1999 to 2001 and a Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1996 to 1998. His earlier assignments with the Department of State include postings in Brazil, Haiti, Sudan, and Thailand. Mr. Hankins received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from the National War College.