Ambassador Brian D. McFeeters (ret.) joined the US-ASEAN Business Council on October 1, 2023, as the Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director. From Singapore, he supports the Council's 175 members and supervise Council matters in the ASEAN region, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. During his extensive career, McFeeters has made valuable contributions to diplomatic missions worldwide, serving in critical positions in countries including Indonesia, South Korea, and Malaysia, and advancing U.S. business interests multilaterally at the U.S. Missions to the European Union, in Brussels, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in Paris.
Spending half of his 32-year Foreign Service career in Asia, Ambassador McFeeters most recently served as the U.S. envoy to Malaysia from February 2021 to August 2023. Previously, he was Senior Advisor to the Counselor of the Department of State, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Iraq, and Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Indonesia, among other assignments.
Before his diplomatic career, McFeeters worked in the private sector as an analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force at the Air Force Weapons Lab. Ambassador McFeeters holds an M.A. in International Affairs from SAIS Johns Hopkins, an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico, a B.S. in Chemistry, and a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame.