We are honored to host Ambassador Scott H. Delisi and award him as a recipient of the 2017 Global Generation Award.

Ambassador Scott H. Delisi's extensive foreign service career began in 1981 in Bombay serving as vice-consul, beginning a lifetime commitment to the United States Foreign Service. He then went on to serve a multitude of positions around the world, including economic/commercial officer in Madagascar, political officer in Pakistan, chief of the political section in Sri Lanka, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Botswana. 

In October 2000, Ambassador Delisi was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Counselor. He then went on to become the Office Director for Southern African Affairs in 2001. Under President George W. Bush Ambassador Delisi served as Ambassador the State of Eritrea. Then, under President Barack Obama, he served as Ambassador to the Republic of Nepal and most recently as Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda. 

Since his retirement from the Foreign Service, Ambassador Delisi has been serving as the Executive Director of the Soarway Foundation, a charity that works in partnership with the people of Nepal to focus on disaster risk reduction and preparedness in Nepal. The foundation has pursued a multitude of projects throughout the country, including the creation of a fire station in Kathmandu and an Ambulance Service, and their Kinship Care Program to help assist in the expenses of child development.

Ambassador Delisi has received two Presidential Rank Awards, the Charles E. Cobb Award for Initiative and Success in Trade Development, the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence, the CIA Director’s Award, the DIA Director’s Award, along with multiple Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State. 

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Ambassador DeLisi, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Law School. He was also a Humphrey Fellow at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

Ambassador Delisi is married and has three children and two grandchildren.