Mr. Bryza is a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Center for Defence and Security in Tallinn, Estonia, a Non- Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States, and a Board member of the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, DC. He resides in Istanbul, Turkey, where he is CEO of Lamor Turkey, a joint venture with a Finnish company that is the world’s leader in oil spill response. Matthew Bryza also serves on the Boards of companies involved with energy, agribusiness, and petrochemicals.
Ambassador Bryza served for 23 years as a U.S. diplomat. His most recent assignment was Ambassador to Azerbaijan from February 2011 to January 2012. Earlier, he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and a Director for European and European Affairs on the National Security Council Staff at the White House, covering Eurasian energy security, the South Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus. He also served as a Political Officer at the U.S. Embassies in Moscow (1995-97) and Warsaw (1989-91).
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