Holbrooke, Richard - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 1975
Diplomat, magazine editor, author, professor, investment banker. United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009-2010), 22nd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1999-2001), Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs (1994-1996), United States Ambassador to Germany (1993-1994), Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1977-1981), Assistant Secretary of State for two different regions of the world (Asia 1977-1981) and (Europe (1994-1996).
1981, Holbrooke left government and became both senior advisor to Lehman Brothers and vice president of Public Strategies, a consulting firm he formed with James A. Johnson, a former top aide to Walter Mondale. From 1985 until 1993, Holbrooke served as managing director of Lehman Brothers.
Holbrooke was the vice chairman of Perseus LLC, a leading private equity firm. From February 2001 until July 2008, Holbrooke was a member of the Board of Directors of American International Group. He was a member of the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and formerly served on the Advisory Board of the National Security Network. Holbrooke was also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Citizens Committee for New York City, and the Economic Club of New York. He was a member of the Trilateral Commission, and he has been listed on their membership roster as one of their "Former Members in Public Service".
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