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Mimi Burke

Board Member

Mimi Burke works with global Fortune 100 companies to advise on market access, emerging initiatives, and international government issues. She has over 25 years of experience working with a range of ambassadors, influential stakeholders, and the Washington, DC international community, and leverages over two decades of experience working in the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC.

Prior to Brownstein, Mimi worked as a Middle East consultant, where she advised the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia for Political and Economic Affairs on contracts of special interest, including a $9.2 billion Saudi defense contract loan restructuring and a $6 billion Saudi commercial airplane purchase. Additionally, she worked as an assistant to the Ambassador for Government Affairs at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, where she represented the government of Saudi Arabia on issues regarding the White House, State Department, Defense Department, Department of Commerce, and Congress.

Mimi is a frequent roundtable expert at the Middle East Institute, World Affairs Councils, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Arab Gulf States Institute. She is a regular lecturer at the National Defense University and the Royal Saudi War College.

M.A., 1991, Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

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