Lana Marks

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Lana Marks
Lana J. Marks official photo.jpg
United States Ambassador to South Africa
In office
January 28, 2020 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJessica Lapenn (Acting)
Succeeded byReuben Brigety
Personal details
Born (1953-11-18) November 18, 1953 (age 69)
East London, South Africa
Political partyRepublican

Lana J. Marks (born November 18, 1953) is a South African-born American handbag designer. She founded the fashion brand Lana Marks.

She was also the United States Ambassador to South Africa for the Donald Trump administration. She became the ambassador on January 28, 2020 and left office a year later on January 20, 2021.

In September 2020, it was reported that Iran was planning an assassination plot against Marks because of the U.S. involvement in the death of Qasem Soleimani.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Toosi, Nahal (September 13, 2020). "Officials: Iran weighs plot to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa". Politico. Retrieved 2020-09-14.