Donald Lu

Donald Lu
Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy in India
Assumed office
July, 2010
Chargé d'affaires for United States Ambassador to Azerbaijan
In office
July 4, 2009 – July, 2010
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Anne E. Derse (Ambassador)
Succeeded by Matthew Bryza (Ambassador)
Personal details
Spouse(s) Dr. Ariel Ahart
Alma mater Princeton University (BA and Master's in International Relations)
Military service
Nickname(s) Don
Allegiance  United States of America
Awards two Meritorious Honor Awards,
five Superior Honor Awards

Donald Lu is a United States diplomat. He currently serves as the Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in New Delhi, India.


Early life

Lu was born in Huntington Beach, California. He graduated from Princeton University with Bachelor of Arts and Master's degrees in International relations. Lu was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa in 1988-1990 helping restore hand-dug water wells, and teach health education and latrine construction.[1]

Political career

Lu joined the United States Foreign Service in 1990 and held posts in Pakistan, India, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Washington. Before he was appointed the Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, he served as the Chargé d'affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission for United States Ambassador to Azerbaijan from July 4, 2009 through July 2010, when the office of the Ambassador to Azerbaijan had not been filled yet. He was one of proponents of immediate appointment of US Ambassador to Azerbaijan.[1][2] In May 2010, the current Ambassador Matthew Bryza was already nominated to take the post and Lu was assigned to India in July 2010. The new post in New Delhi is Lu's second assignment to India. He had previously worked as staff assistant to Ambassador Frank Wisner and as the political officer covering Kashmir and India-Pakistan relations in late 1990s.[1]


Lu was awarded with two Meritorious Honor Awards and five Superior Honor Awards.[1]

Personal life

He is married to Dr. Ariel Ahart, a distinguished public health specialist in the United States. The couple has two children, Kipling and Aliya at ages 8 and 5, respectively. Lu speaks West African Krio, Urdu, Hindi, Russian, Georgian and Azerbaijani.[1]


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