Robert Hormats’s government experience spans multiple decades and positions, including serving five U.S. presidential administrations. He has served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative with the rank of Ambassador, and Senior Economic advisor to Dr. Henry Kissinger, General Brent Scowcroft, and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski on the National Security Council staff in the White House. His most recent government position was with Secretary Clinton as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment from 2009 through 2013. He has also engaged in the development of U.S. policy vis a vis Western Europe, China, India, Russia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia on the subjects of international trade and investment, intellectual property and global energy. He is currently Managing Director at Tiedemann Advisors. He is also on the Board of the American Tower Corporation and advisor to several companies on topics such as utilizing new technologies for more efficient product management and procurement, advanced technologies for wireless 5 and 6g, and quantum computing.
Mr. Hormats has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and a member of both the Board of Visitors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Dean’s Council of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Yale School of Management and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York. He earned a Ph.D. in International Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.