Matthew Bryza has over 30 years of extensive experience in various roles.
Mr. Bryza serves as a non-executive director of Nobel Oil E&P (UK) Ltd, the holding company of the Nobel Upstream group of companies.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Board Member of the Jamestown Foundation, both of which are based in Washington, D.C., USA. He was Director of the International Centre for Defence and Security in Tallinn, Estonia from 2012 to 2015.
Mr. Bryza resides in Istanbul, Turkey, where he also serves on the Board of Turcas Petrol and as the CEO of Lamor Turkey, a Finnish-Turkish environmental solutions company.
His previous assignments during a diplomatic career of 23 years included Ambassador to Azerbaijan (2011-2012), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia (2005-2009), Director on the National Security Council Staff in the White House for Europe and Eurasia (2001-2005), Deputy Advisor to the President and Secretary of State on Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy (1998-2001), and Political Officer in the U.S. Missions to Russia (1995-1997) and Poland (1989-1991).
Mr. Bryza obtained a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1988 and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University in 1986.