Adam EreliFollow @Erelija
Adam Ereli is a former US ambassador and an advisor at Gulf State Analytics, a Washington, DC-based geopolitical risk consultancy. He is currently the founder and principal of The Ibero American Group, a strategic advisory firm based in Washington, DC. Ambassador Ereli is a proven leader and innovator in the fields of foreign government relations, business development, commercial advocacy, public diplomacy, media relations and crisis communications. As a diplomat for 24 years with the US Department of State, he established a network of close relationships at the senior levels of government and business in the United States and the Middle East. He served as US ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain (2007-2011); deputy State Department spokesman (2003-06); principal deputy assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs (2011-13); minister-counselor for public affairs in Iraq (2008-09); and deputy chief of mission in Qatar (2000-03), in addition to diplomatic postings in Egypt, Syria, Yemen and Ethiopia.