Jim Rigassio is the Senior Commercial Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. Jim represents the Commerce Department at U.S. Missions in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. Jim and his Nairobi team open doors and advocate for U.S. exporters and companies, and work to implement Commerce Department priorities for East Africa. Previously, Jim served as Principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China (2013 to 2016) and opened the first Commerce Department office in Wuhan, China (2014).