Robert L. (Larry) Farris
Commercial Counselor
U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Mr. Farris is a member of the Senior Foreign Commercial Service currently serving as Commercial Counselor in Johannesburg, South Africa since August 2010.

Prior to his current assignment, he served as Commercial Counselor in Lagos, Nigeria from August 2007 until August 2010; Commercial Counselor the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia from August 2004 until June 2007; Commercial Consul in Cape Town, South Africa from January 2000 through June 2004; Regional Commercial Counselor in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from August 1997 to December 1999; Commercial Attaché in Belo Horizonte, Brazil from August 1995 through May 1997, Commercial Attaché in Brasilia, Brazil from June 1993 through August 1995, and in Washington, DC from 1986 to 1993 with the International Trade Administration’s Office of International Economic Policy, and from 1985 through 1986 with the International Trade Administration’s Office of Import Administration.

Mr. Farris is a resident of Florida, has an MA in Economics from the University of Florida and a BA from George Mason University.