Ambassador Dick McCormack
Former US Under Secretary of State
Dick McCormack has a distinguished career in the US public service. From March 2004 until being named to his current role in July 2006, he served as senior advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), one of the most respected public policy institutions in the US. He published an extensive analysis of the economic and political issues relating to the emergence of China, testified before the Senate Banking Committee on financial risk, derivatives, and hedge funds; warned of unsustainable housing markets and other developing asset inflations.
During, and prior to his role with CSIS, he consulted with major corporations, political leaders and government officials from the US, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Between 1989 and 1991, he served as Under Secretary of State for Economic and Agricultural Affairs and was the principal coordinator for President George H.W. Bush's involvement in the G-7 economic summits. Earlier in his career Dick served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States during the administration of President Ronald Reagan, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, and as a senior staff member of the President's Advisory Council on Executive Organization at the White House.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Council of the Americas, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Foreign Policy Council, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.