B. Bix Aliu returned to Poland to serve as the U.S. Consul General in Krakow in August of 2018. Mr. Aliu previously served as a Vice-Consul and Deputy Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. His most recent assignment was as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro, where he often served as Charge d’Affaires, a.i.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, Mr. Aliu began his Foreign Service career in Macedonia where he was involved in the Rambouillet Peace Accords as a member of the delegation of the U.S. Special Envoy to Kosovo.
During his diplomatic career, Mr. Aliu was detailed to Congress as a Pearson Congressional Fellow and served as a Special Advisor to the Representative of Virginia’s Second Congressional District. He also served at the Department of State’s National Foreign Affairs Training Center, where he helped shape the future generation of the U.S. Foreign Service. Mr. Aliu has represented U.S. interests abroad in Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, and the UAE.
Mr. Aliu has received numerous State Department Awards, including six Superior Honor Awards and six Meritorious Honor Awards. He was selected as a member of the inaugural class of Colin Powell Fellows, a program for select Foreign Service Officers who demonstrate inspiring qualities of excellence and leadership. In 2008, the Albanian-American community of Chicago chose Mr. Aliu as “Person of the Year.” In 2014, he was featured as one of the top 150 Albanian-American Success Stories among the Albanian-American Community in the U.S.
A native of Chicagoland, Mr. Aliu holds a Medical Degree from the University of Kosovo School of Medicine and a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College. He speaks fluent Albanian, Montenegrin, Macedonian, Serbian, and Polish, among others. Bix is married and has two children.