Gregori Lebedev currently serves as a senior advisor to the Robertson Foundation for Government, a private family fund dedicated to providing support to talented men and women wishing to pursue governmental careers in national security and international affairs; and as a senior advisor to Adelphi Capital, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based private investment bank that provides advisory services and support to companies and private equity investors. He also undertakes special international projects, involving trade, economic development, and global corporate governance.
Before joining the Robertson Foundation, Lebedev served as president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), where he represented the domestic and international interests of the $1.7 trillion global chemical and plastics industry – the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. Prior to the ACC, Lebedev held a unique portfolio at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During his nearly five years of service, he was the chamber’s CEO and executive vice president for international policy and national security affairs. In addition to running the day-to-day operations, he was managing director of the National Chamber Foundation, the public policy think tank, and president of the Center for Corporate Citizenship, a governance and philanthropic resource of the business community.
Earlier in his career, Lebedev was senior partner of The Hay Group, then one of the largest international management consulting firms. He directed projects associated with the reconstruction of Kuwait following the first Gulf War, served as senior vice president and CFO of the American Trucking Associations; and he held a number of senior governmental assignments. He was appointed by President Ford to the U.S. Department of State post of assistant inspector general of foreign assistance/deputy assistant secretary of state. Before that, he served in the Bureau for Security and Consular Affairs and was one of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s youngest deputy assistant secretaries. Prior to his U.S. Department of State tour, he was deputy special assistant to the President at the White House.
Lebedev earned a law degree from the University of South Dakota and holds a bachelor's degree from the same university. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, and serves on a number of boards of directors, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.