During three decades as a professional diplomat, L. Paul Bremer served as Ambassador to the Netherlands and Ambassador at Large for Counter Terrorism in the Reagan administration, and was the Presidential Envoy to Iraq from 2003 to 2004. Among his many other appointments, Mr. Bremer worked in the 1990s as Managing Director of Kissinger Associates, a strategic consulting firm headed by Henry Kissinger, and later served as Chairman and CEO of Marsh Crisis Consulting Company, a firm providing crisis management advice to corporate boards. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Board of the RAND Corporation’s Center for Middle East Public Policy. Mr. Bremer holds a B.A. from Yale University, a Certificat d’Etudes Politiques from the University of Paris, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He speaks several languages, including French, Dutch, and Norwegian. In 2004, Mr. Bremer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, for his service in Iraq.