Ambassador (ret.) Robert S. Gelbard

Organization: Gelbard International Consulting


Ambassador (ret.) Robert S. Gelbard heads the firm of Gelbard International Consulting based in Washington, DC. A career diplomat, Ambassador Gelbard entered the Foreign Service in 1967 after serving in Bolivia as a member of the Peace Corps.

His  career in the State Department spans more than four decades, during which he has held multiple senior positions: Deputy Treasury Representative and First Secretary at the United States Embassy in Paris, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South America, Ambassador to Bolivia, Special Envoy to the Balkans during the Clinton administration, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, and a Member of the Obama-Biden Presidential National Security Transition Team, amongst other positions.

From 2003 to 2004 Mr. Gelbard served as Senior Vice President for International and Government Affairs at ICN Pharmaceuticals.