BRENT OMDAHL serves as the Commercial Counselor to the U.S. Mission to Nigeria, where he manages the daily operation of the U.S. Department of Commerce office. His primary role is to assist U.S. firms to grow their exports and investments to Nigeria and West Africa and advocate on behalf of U.S. firms to the Nigerian government.

Prior to serving in Lagos, Brent was the sub-Saharan Africa Deputy Regional Senior Commercial Officer in Johannesburg, South Africa and Acting Director of the Atlanta, Georgia U.S. Export Assistance Center.

He also served as the Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam from 2007 – 2010 and in Manila, Philippines from 2004 – 2006.

Brent is an international business development executive with deep experience in Southeast Asian and African markets on commercial strategies, policies, and initiatives to advance US business interests in Africa and Asia.

Prior to government service, he was Chief operations officer for high volume customer service delivery organizations with extensive project management success. Proven healthcare and enterprise software marketing results with broad corporate finance and new company start-up experience as an entrepreneur and franchise.

Brent is a Master’s graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Brigham Young University.

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