Richard Burt (lobbyist)

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Richard Burt began his career as a journalist: from 1977 until 1980 he reported from Washington for the New York Times on national security issues. Prior to his management position at Diligence, he worked from 1992 – 1995 as a partner at the consulting company McKinsey. Between 1985 and 1989, he served as US Ambassador in Bonn, after previously heading up the Europe section at the State Department. Burt was chief negotiator at the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks with Russia. In the corporate arena, Burt was a partner at McKinsey & Co. between 1991 and 1994 and has also held seats on the boards of Weirton Steel Corp., IGT, and Archer Daniels Midland.

Burt serves on the Board of Hollinger International, as well as on the Board of International Games Technology (IGT), the largest gaming machine manufacturer in the world. He is also a trustee of the UBS family of mutual funds (New York board) as well as the Deutsche Bank’s board of the Scudder mutual fund group and is a member of the board of the Winslow Group, a hedge fund business. In addition, he is a member of the Textron Corporation’s International Advisory Council and the Alfa Bank’s Senior Advisory Board in Moscow. He is also an International Director of Barbour, Griffith and Rogers who share the same offices as Diligence and have worked closely with them. BGR also have a connection to Freedom's Watch.