Ambassador Richard Burt
Ambassador Burt brings his distinguished career in diplomacy, government service and international business consulting to Barbour Griffith & Rogers, Inc. He is the International Director of the Firm and also serves as Chairman of IEP Advisors, Inc. (IEP Advisors), a Washington, DC based international advisory services firm. Prior to the formation of IEP Advisors, Ambassador Burt was a partner with McKinsey & Company from 1991 to 1994, specializing in international business strategy and telecommunications. He led McKinsey's Public Sector Pratice and its work in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Ambassador Burt came to McKinsey after successfully concluding his appointment as the U.S. Chief Negotiator in the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) with the Former Soviet Union.
Richard Burt also served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from 1985 to 1989. His appointment to Bonn followed service in several key positions at the State Department, including Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs from 1983 to 1985 and Director of Politico-Military Affairs from 1981 to 1983.
He currently serves on the Board of the Lauder Institute at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and is member of the International Advisory Council of the Bank of Montreal. He is the Working Chairman of the G-7 Council, is a senior advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the Council of the Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He is also on the Boards of the American Council on Germany and the Council on Foreign Relations.