Alan P. Larson
And Agricultural Affairs
Mr. Larson became Under
Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural
Affairs on November 24, 1999. As Secretary Albright’s senior
economic advisor, Mr. Larson’s responsibilities include the
entire range of international economic policy. In October 2000,
Under Secretary Larson’s responsibilities were expanded to
include serving as Acting Deputy of the National Economic Council
for International Economic Affairs.
Since joining the Department of
State in 1973, Mr. Larson has served as Assistant Secretary of
State for Economic and Business Affairs, Deputy Assistant
Secretary for International Finance and Development, and Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State for International Energy and
From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Larson was
U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development in Paris. He also served in the economic sections of
the U.S. embassies in Jamaica, Zaire, and Sierra Leone.
Mr. Larson has a Ph.D. in economics
from the University of Iowa. He is married and has three children.
LeBlanc International, LLC
The Washington-based firm, J.
LeBlanc International, LLC
offers international private and public sector technology entities
enhanced business development services.
The core offerings include the development of strategic
partnerships and alliances, plus effective business and competitive
intelligence assessments. Through his partnership with The
York Group-International Technology Partners, JLI is able to
offer a broad range of marketing and similar services in over 20
countries globally. JLI has also recently formed a joint venture
with the venerable Washington public affairs, public relations,
media and political consulting firm, Smith & Harroff. This
entity - S&H/LeBlanc
International offers public affairs, public relations, branding,
issue management, government and political consulting to the
international technology community.
Mr. LeBlanc also has
extensive public and political experience at senior levels in
the Government of Canada. He has served as Chief of Staff to two
senior Cabinet Ministers - the Secretary of State for External
Affairs and International Trade; and the Minister of Science and
Technology. He has also served as Executive Assistant to the
Canadian Ambassador for International Security and Arms Control.
Mr. LeBlanc holds a Graduate
degree from Harvard University, specializing in business-government
relations in the US; a Graduate degree in International Affairs from
the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa; and
an Undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science.
Mr. LeBlanc was appointed to
the President's Advisory Council at Carleton University and sits on
the Board of Directors of; the Northern Virginia Technology Council
and Chairs the International Committee; Agnition, a new global
technology accelerator; the Canadian-American Business Council as
Vice President and Chairman of the CABC Technology Group; the
Carleton University (U.S.) Foundation and serves as US Executive
Director for the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance. Mr. LeBlanc
has also been recently appointed as Interim Director of the
International Business Council of the Greater Washington Board of
Trade. He is an active member of a number of other Washington area
technology, trade and business associations.
He is included in the Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,
as well as, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World,
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and Who’s Who in Canada.
As a recognized expert on
various international and Canada-U.S. issues, Mr. LeBlanc is often
in demand for public speeches, media interviews and presentations.
New Horizons Venture Capital
Jubeir is the founder and Managing Partner of New Horizons.
Capitalizing on his experience in structuring and negotiating
highly complex cross-border transactions, he raised the necessary
capital to launch first the leveraged buy-out firm Capitol
Partners in 1997 and, more recently, the Internet-related,
early-stage investment firm New Horizons Venture Capital. He
founded both firms, each of which he is the Managing Partner. New
Horizons, with its sister leveraged buy-out firm Capitol Partners,
manages $200 million in assets.
Mr. Jubeir is
currently the Chairman of the Boards of CareSouth Health System, CarePartners@Home, eCareOne.com, and CS
Indemnity. He is an active member on the Boards of Directors of
several other venture capital firms and high-tech start-ups,
including NC, Inc., EyeCast, and ONEWORLD Software Solutions. Mr.
Jubeir serves on the Executive, Compensation, Finance, and Audit
professional background has focused on finance, including
structuring and negotiating complex finance transactions as well
as advising on and negotiating mergers and acquisitions primarily
in emerging markets. As an Investment Officer with the
International Finance Corporation (IFC), he structured
limited-recourse project finance transactions valued in excess of
$1.3 billion in politico-economically challenged emerging markets.
He additionally advised on and negotiated mergers and acquisitions
by existing IFC clients with an aggregate value of about US$250
to joining the IFC, Mr. Jubeir was an Advisor in the Office of the
Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. He
consulted and participated in high-level decision-making,
including Saudi Arabia's US$20 billion refinery investment project
to upgrade and integrate seven refineries to better meet customer
needs within the domestic market and more effectively compete
within the international market. In addition, Mr. Jubeir was
selected to lead-negotiate, on behalf of the country, the
multilateral Convention on Climate Change as well as the
Protection of the Atmosphere Chapter of Agenda 21, both in
preparation for Earth Summit.
Mr. Jubeir was a strategy consultant for both Bain & Company,
Inc. and Booz·Allen
& Hamilton, Inc., where he focused on strategy, marketing, and
mergers and acquisitions in the technology, aerospace/defense,
retail, and extractives industries. His work at Bain & Company
earned him the Extraordinary Team Contribution in the Area of Value Addition Award.
Jubeir has a Masters in Business Administration, with an emphasis
on strategy, operations, and finance, which he earned with honors
from the Harvard Business School. He also has a Master of Science
in Engineering-Economic Systems, with an emphasis on
decision-making analysis, strategic planning, and economic
analysis, from Stanford University. Mr. Jubeir also received his
Bachelor of Arts with Departmental Honors and University
Distinction in Quantitative Economics from Stanford University,
where he was inducted into the honorary society of Phi Beta
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