Walter Kansteiner

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Walter H. Kansteiner, III

"A founding Principal of The Scowcroft Group, an international business advisory firm, Walter Kansteiner has over twenty years experience with African and emerging market business issues... Mr. Kansteiner advised the buy side on the privatization of Telkom South Africa, one of the largest privatizations in Africa.

"Mr. Kansteiner recently served three years as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. In this capacity, he was responsible for U.S. foreign policy in Africa. He was also the U.S. President’s personal representative to the G8 Africa Process and has served in the U.S. government as the Director of African Affairs on the National Security Council staff. He also served as the Africa specialist on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, and with the Department of Defense as a member of the strategic minerals task force. He holds graduate degrees in international economics and ethics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, chairs the Africa Policy Advisory Panel (a congressionally mandated advisory group), and serves on various private corporation boards in the U.S. and Africa." [1]

"His wife belongs to the prominent Blount family, whose members are major contributors to the Republican Party and owners of Blount International, a large construction and manufacturing firm headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama." [2]

In September 2011 he was "part of the ExxonMobil team". [3] (Senior Director for Africa)

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  1. Directors, Moto Goldmines, accessed January 20, 2009.
  2. Walter Kansteiner: Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, fpif, accessed December 16, 2011.
  3. A Conversation with Ernest Bai Koroma and Alassane Ouattara, CFR, accessed December 16, 2011.
  4. Directors, Moto Goldmines, accessed January 20, 2009.
  5. Directors, Titanium Resources Group, accessed January 23, 2009.
  6. Board, Wildlife Direct, accessed November 14, 2007.
  7. Advisory Board, Veracity Worldwide, accessed September 13, 2010.

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