Ambassador (Retired) Kent N Brown


Ambassador Brown is a Special Adviser to International Reconstruction Group providing advice and counsel on our business developments and political strategies in Russia and Eurasia.

Ambassador Brown served in the United States Department of State from 1967 through 1996, holding various senior positions within the United States and at U.S. Embassies around the world. He has the distinction of being the first U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia after it declared independence in 1992. Earlier diplomatic assignments included International Affairs Adviser to NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Belgium, Senior Political Adviser, U.S. Delegation to the Conventional Arms Control Negotiations in Vienna, Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and Consular and Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Prague.

 After retirement, Ambassador Brown was appointed Vice President of Government Relations for JT International in Geneva responsible primarily for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Later he was named Vice President, Corporate Affairs, CIS and Baltics Region for JT International based in Moscow and Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Balkans Region, for JT International based in Belgrade. Currently he serves as a Consultant for JTI in Eurasia focused on government relations.