Principal Commercial Officer
Devin Rambo is the Principal Commercial Officer for the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) at the U.S. Embassy in Brasília, Brazil. In this capacity, his primary role is to assist U.S. companies to establish and increase their sales of U.S. products and services to the Brazilian market. He oversees the operations of the U.S. Commercial Service’s offices in both Brasília and Recife.
Before moving to Brasília, Devin was the Deputy Regional Director for the USFCS Office of the Western Hemisphere – Office of International Operations where he managed WH operations at headquarters and in 15 countries with an operating budget of $15 million.
Prior to this, Devin was the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion and Director General of the USFCS. In this capacity, he advised the agency’s Director General on management, financial, and human resource management issues for the organization that spans the globe with 240 offices and a budget of $240 million. Prior to this, Devin served as the Director for the Office of Professional Development for the USFCS where he created, directed, and oversaw professional development programs for USFCS’ employees globally.
Before to moving to Washington, D.C., Devin was an International Trade Specialist at the USFCS offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC. He joined the U.S. Commercial Service in 1998 through the U.S. Outstanding Scholar Program. Prior to his career with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Devin worked for IKON Corporation as an account manager.
Originally from Peaks Mill, Kentucky, Devin received his BSBA degree in International Business and BA degree in French from the University of North Carolina. He attended Institut Catholique in Paris, France, where he studied European Union financial and cultural integration, development economics, and international logistics. He conducted Master’s coursework in business at the Université de Jean Moulin Lyon III in Lyon, France. He likes to travel, garden, and cook - and speaks French, Portuguese and some German.