15th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains


George Cajati

United States Department of State

Foreign Affairs Officer


George Cajati is the Acting U.S. Representative to the Kimberley Process and a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs’ Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures. In this role, Mr. Cajati supports policymaking and implementation that seeks to minimize the funding available to groups that threaten domestic and international security, with a particular focus on the role of conflict minerals (Tungsten, Tantalum, Tin and Gold) and diamonds. He engages with a variety of domestic and international partners from governments, the business community, and non-governmental organizations to promote conflict free supply chains. In his current role George also supports implementation of Executive Order 14017 on America’s Supply Chains, specifically by enhancing international trade and cooperation related to critical minerals. Having started his career at the State Department in 2012, he most recently served, from 2015 to the beginning of 2017, as Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions. George’s other professional experiences include refugee resettlement in Northern Virginia, the 2010 US Census, and Government Relations for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. George is fluent in Italian and has intermediate knowledge of Spanish. After spending, much of his early life in Italy George came to the United States for college. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University. He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.

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