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Robert M. Kimmitt

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Ambassador Kimmitt has held a wide variety of senior positions within international business, finance, and public policy. Kimmitt served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury (2005 – 2009), where he was involved in all aspects of the Treasury's policies and played a key leadership role on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Kimmitt's public service career also included assignments as U.S. Ambassador to Germany (1991 – 1993), Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1989 – 1991), General Counsel to the Treasury Department (1985 – 1987), and National Security Council Executive Secretary and General Counsel at the White House (1983 – 1985). Kimmitt is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War and attained the rank of Major General in the Army Reserve. In addition to government service, Ambassador Kimmitt held roles as Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy at Time Warner (2001 – 2005), Vice Chairman and President of Commerce One (2000 – 2001), partner at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (1997 – 2000), and managing director at Lehman Brothers (1993 – 1997). He currently serves as Senior International Counsel at WilmerHale. Kimmitt has held over two dozen for- and non-profit board positions, including previous service as a member of six public company boards in the United States and abroad.
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