Mark Templer is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service and is currently serving as the acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
Mark previously served as the Political and Economic Chief and Deputy Political and Economic Chief for the U.S. Embassy in Nepal. He has done several assignments in Washington focused on assistance in Afghanistan and U.S. policies in South Asia. Mark has also previously served as a diplomat in Dubai, UAE; Karachi, Pakistan; and New Delhi, India. Prior to joining the USG, Mark served as the founder and CEO of HOPE foundation in India for over 20 years, an independent affiliate of U.S. NGO HOPE worldwide focusing on grassroots community development programs. Mark also led HOPE worldwide’s expansion in South Asia, with programs initiated in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Master of Science in Political Science at MIT, and a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics. Mark and Nadine (his wife of 35 years) have five children, four of whom were born in India, including two adopted daughters. Mark speaks Nepali, Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, and Italian.