Jonathan Fischer began his tour as Deputy Chief of Mission for Senegal and Guinea-Bissau in January 2022. His most recent prior assignments were as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs in Cairo, Egypt (2020-2021), Economic Counselor in Tunis, Tunisia (2018-2020), and Deputy Director for Maghreb Affairs in Washington (2015-2017), where his team was responsible for the full range of issues related to Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and the Western Sahara. Earlier in his career, Jonathan worked in consular, management, and economic roles in South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Jonathan was born and raised in Washington State and is an alumnus of the University of Washington and Eastern Washington University. He lived in Japan for four years before joining the Foreign Service. He speaks French, as well as some Japanese and Hindi. Jonathan and his wife, who is also a member of the Foreign Service, have a son in high school.