William K. Makaneole takes charge as new Consul General in Lahore

LAHORE – A seasoned US diplomat, William K. Makaneole, has taken charge of the US Consul General in Lahore. He replaced Catherine Rodriguez who departed Lahore on August 14, 2021.

A career member of the U.S. Foreign Service and the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, Mr. Makaneole most recently served as Director at the U.S. National Security Council where he coordinated with all U.S. government departments and agencies on matters of national security and counter-terrorism. 

He previously served in diplomatic assignments in Oman, Yemen, Lebanon, and the Central African Republic. Previously, he also served in Peshawar, Pakistan, from 2017-2018. His multiple assignments in the United States include as Liaison Officer between the U.S. Department of State and the Pentagon, where he coordinated humanitarian efforts, stabilization, and embassy security worldwide.

Mr. Makaneole is a native Hawaiian from Hau’ula, Hawaii. He studied Political Science at the University of Hawaii and holds degrees in Political Science and Administration of Justice.

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