Ted Osius


Ambassador Ted Osius is a member of McLarty Associates’ Board of Counselors.

Ambassador Osius is one of America’s most distinguished diplomats. He served as US Ambassador to Vietnam from 2014 to 2017, where he played a key role in strengthening economic, security and cultural ties between our two countries. His previous diplomatic assignments included postings as Deputy Chief of Mission in Jakarta, Indonesia and Political Minister-Counselor in New Delhi, India.

After retiring from the State Department, Ambassador Osius joined Google as Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy, covering 19 Asian countries from Google’s Singapore headquarters.

Ambassador Osius earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and an honorary doctorate from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education.

He is the author of Nothing Is Impossible: America’s Reconciliation with Vietnam (Rutgers University Press, 2021).