Lana Marks

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Lana Marks
Lana J. Marks official photo.jpg
United States Ambassador to South Africa
Assumed office
January 28, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJessica Lapenn (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1953-11-18) November 18, 1953 (age 68)
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 is the current United States Ambassador to South Africa for the Donald Trump administration. She became the ambassador on January 28, 2020.

In September 2020, it was reported that Iran is 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.