Press Release: ASG Welcomes Lawrence Silverman as Senior Advisor


March 16, 2020 (Washington, DC) – Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), the premier global strategy and commercial diplomacy firm, announced today that Ambassador (ret.) Lawrence Silverman has joined as a Senior Advisor. In this role, he will provide strategic market advice to clients  with interest in the Middle East and Europe.  

Ambassador Silverman joins ASG after a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Most recently, as U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait from 2016 to 2019, he advanced the interests of U.S. companies, won greater protection for intellectual property, helped expand healthcare collaboration, and worked to increase U.S.-Kuwait security and cybersecurity cooperation. Before that he held various senior roles in Europe. ASG clients benefit from Ambassador Silverman’s distinct experience and network as they develop growth and investment strategies in the Middle East and in Central and Eastern Europe.

“Larry is a tremendous asset to our clients in these complex regions,” said Prem Kumar, Principal of ASG and head of the firm’s Middle East and North Africa practice. “His diplomacy skills, in-region expertise, and strong networks will serve our clients well in the Middle East and in Central and Eastern Europe.”

Ambassador Silverman has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, overseeing Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Israel and Palestinian issues; as Europe Advisor to the Vice President; and as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia. He also served in Ankara, Turkey, and as Deputy Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.     

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