Robert S. Gelbard

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Robert S. Gelbard "is a current member of the Board of Directors of L-1 Identity Solutions. He formerly served on the Viisage Board of Directors and is Chairman of Washington Global Partners, LLC, a consulting company.

"He has a distinguished diplomatic career that includes serving as President Clinton’s Special Representative for the Balkans from 1997-1999, Ambassador to Indonesia from 1999-2001, Ambassador to Bolivia from 1988-1991, and Assistant Secretary of State from 1993-1997. Further accomplishments include serving as the U.S. Government’s representative to the Paris Club and as President George H.W. Bush’s personal representative to the 1992 San Antonio Summit.

"Ambassador Gelbard devoted his expertise in economics, law and diplomacy to developing and implementing numerous post-conflict strategies in Central Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia, supporting South America’s efforts to return to democratic governance and initiate market-oriented economic policies, U.S. policy to support democratic consolidation in Spain and Portugal, and U.S. policy towards Southern Africa to affect fundamental societal change.

"In 2002, Ambassador Gelbard received the Distinguished Service Award, the State Department’s highest commendation, which was conferred by Secretary of State Colin Powell. Ambassador Gelbard also is the recipient of numerous other commendations from the U.S. and foreign governments." [1]

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  1. Board, L-1 Identity Solutions, accessed November 16, 2010.