At the Crossroads of Trade and Diplomacy
Mr. Schlosser guides clients through the complex dynamics of the Indian market, including the country’s unique political and economic relationship with the United States and how to work with the different array of constituencies in the state, local and central governments.
John Schlosser is a Vice President of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. Mr. Schlosser’s portfolio is concentrated on South Asia, with a focus on India, and covers a range of different industries.
He has extensive experience as an American diplomat overseas and was a senior manager at the Department of State, giving him a unique understanding of the U.S. interagency process as it affects the formulation and implementation of policies impacting clients’ international interests. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Schlosser was Director of the Office of Regional Affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.
In this capacity, he was principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia on security policy, including non-proliferation, counter-terrorism and political-military issues, and had responsibility for such matters as the regional assistance budget, regional economic policy, human rights/human trafficking and science, technology and environmental issues.
He was a driving force in shaping and implementing both the U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation initiative and its predecessor, the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership with India. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Schlosser was founding Director of the Department’s Office of Export Control Cooperation and Sanctions (2000-2003).
In this capacity, he traveled to more than 25 countries to urge the adoption of non-proliferation export controls and border and port security measures, and sign cooperation agreements. He also oversaw an assistance program active in over 30 countries, coordinating the participation of six U.S. government agencies.
He was Deputy Political Counselor and chief of the Political-Military and External Affairs units at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, from 1997 to 2000 and was instrumental in helping Poland meet the requirements for accession to NATO in 1998. He was Senior Political Officer in the State Department’s Office of Cuban Affairs from 1994 to 1996, a period of crisis and upheaval in U.S.-Cuban relations.
Mr. Schlosser earned his M.A. in European History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and did doctoral work at Stanford University, passing his Ph.D. oral examinations with distinction shortly before joining the Foreign Service.