Samuel R. Berger is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, which is affiliated with Albright Capital Management, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.
Mr. Berger works across nearly all of the firm’s engagements and regions, with a strong focus on Asia, Russia and Central Asia, and the Middle East. From 1997-2001, Mr. Berger served as National Security Advisor to President Bill Clinton.
In that capacity, he drove policy across a range of issues – the fight against terrorism; Iraq; advancing the peace process in the Middle East; and building our relations with India and China, among others.
Mr. Berger also served as Deputy National Security Advisor during President Clinton’s first term; as director of national security for the 1992 Clinton-Gore Transition; and as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Governor Clinton during the 1992 presidential campaign.
Mr. Berger has had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors. Prior to his service in the Clinton Administration, Mr. Berger spent 16 years in the Washington law firm of Hogan & Hartson, where he headed the firm’s international group.
Earlier, Mr. Berger served as special assistant to former New York City Mayor John Lindsay and legislative assistant to former U.S. Senator Harold Hughes of Iowa, and to then-Congressman Joseph Resnick of New York. Mr. Berger also served as deputy director of the policy planning staff at the Department of State under Secretary Cyrus Vance from 1977 to 1980.
Mr. Berger is an active participant in the Aspen Strategy Group and the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue and serves on the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Doha Center.
Mr. Berger is also a member of the International Crisis Group Board of Trustees, and serves on the Advisory Board of America Abroad Media, the Board of Directors of World Food Program U.S., and the Board of Directors of CDC Development Solutions (formerly Citizens Development Corps).
Mr. Berger received his B.A. degree from Cornell University and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.