Christian J. Lynch assumed the position of Acting Deputy Chief of Mission in January 2023. He joined the Foreign Service in 2004. He has served as the Management Counselor in Zagreb since July 2022. Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Lynch previously served in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Morocco, Bahrain, Iraq, and in Washington in the Bureau of African Affairs.
Before joining the Foreign Service, he worked for IBM as a Financial Analyst and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Lynch holds a degree in Finance from Boston College and is originally from New York City. He is joined in Zagreb by his wife and two children.