Roger W. Robinson, Jr. has served as President and CEO of RWR Advisory Group since 1985. RWR Advisory Group is a risk management and consulting firm that specializes in the intersection of global finance and national security as well as reputational/share value risk related to corporate ties to security-sensitive countries and “early warning” geopolitical and competitive intelligence. Mr. Robinson also served as President and CEO of Conflict Securities Advisory Group, Inc. between 2001 and 2009. CSAG is an independent research firm that created the first database of corporate activity in terrorist-sponsoring states and advised global institutional investors and asset managers on related risk management and compliance requirements. He likewise serves as Chairman and Co-founder of the Prague Security Studies Institute in the Czech Republic, which began operations in early 2002 and is ranked as the leading think tank in that country.
Prior to forming the firms referenced above, Mr. Robinson served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission for much of the time from 2001 to 2006. He also served as Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) from March 1982 until September 1985. Between January 1984 and April 1985, Mr. Robinson served as Executive Secretary of the Senior Interdepartmental Group-International Economic Policy, a Cabinet-level body that reported through the NSC to the President. As Senior Director, Mr. Robinson had responsibility for all economic, financial, trade and energy relationships of the United States worldwide for NSC. He was also the principal architect of the economic and financial strategy for the take-down of the Soviet Union.
Prior to joining the NSC staff, Mr. Robinson was a Vice President in the International Department of the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City. As a banker, he had responsibilities for Chase's loan portfolios in the USSR, Eastern and Central Europe and Yugoslavia for five years. He also served for some two and a half years as a personal staff assistant to former Chase Chairman David Rockefeller and earlier on assignment with the Chase branch in Tokyo.
Mr. Robinson has published extensively on security-related risk in the global capital markets and East-West economic and financial relations. He has served as an expert witness on numerous occasions before both Senate and House Committees. In addition, he is a frequent radio commentator and has made numerous national broadcast appearances over the past thirty years.
Mr. Robinson holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from the Elliott School of George Washington University. Between 1986 and 1993, Mr. Robinson served as a member of the Board of Visitors at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University.
E-mail: rrobinson at pssiwashington.org
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