Principal Deputy High Representative and Brčko District Supervisor since February 2019
Michael Scanlan currently serves as the Principal Deputy High Representative in the Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Scanlan is also the international Supervisor of Brcko District, a distinct administrative area within Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Prior to arriving in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Michael Scanlan served as the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova and the OSCE mediator for the Transnistrian Settlement Process (August 2014 – August 2018).
During his 30 years with the U.S. State Department, his assignments included the position of Director for Eastern European Affairs in Washington, Charge d’Affaires a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Minsk, and Pearson Fellow on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Scanlan has had extensive experience in the Western Balkans and the post-Soviet countries, including serving in Ukraine, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan as well as in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, and in Croatia with the UNTAES Mission.