Mark McGovern is the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, Indonesia, where he leads a consulate team for the U.S. Mission in diplomatic engagements in the 12 provinces of eastern Indonesia – over a third of Indonesia’s population. Prior to this assignment, Mark served as the Countrywide Consular Coordinator for the U.S. Mission to Vietnam, based in Ho Chi Minh City. Mark joined the Department of State as an officer in 2002, with previous assignments to Japan, Saudi Arabia, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan. He also has worked in the Counterterrorism office and the Bureau of Consular Affairs in Washington, DC. Prior to these assignments, Mark was also a U.S. Diplomatic Courier based in Korea and Germany.
Before joining the U.S. Department of State, Mark worked for several years with the former Immigration and Naturalization Service in Honolulu, Montreal, and Washington. Mark’s previous experiences also include stints as a high school economics teacher, computer software trainer, Wienermobile driver, and as an entrepreneur doing on-the-road promotions for several large American companies. Mark was born, raised, and graduated university in his home state of New Jersey.