Michael George DeSombre

Michael George DeSombre is the former United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. Prior to his position as Ambassador, he was a partner of the global law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell where he ran their Asian M&A business from 2004 through 2019. He is also a former chairman of Save the Children Hong Kong. Ambassador DeSombre was born in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Quantitative Economics and a Master of Arts in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. He received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1995. Prior to assuming his post in Bangkok in 2020, Ambassador DeSombre lived in Hong Kong, residing in Asia for two decades. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and also has some ability in Korean and Japanese. He is a supporter of the USA Rugby team, and is active in intellectual and philanthropic communities. He is married with four children.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Thailand, (2020 - 2021)

Areas of Expertise