Ambassador Phillip Carter III (Ret.) Joins Jefferson Waterman International

Ambassador Phillip Carter III (Ret.) Joins Jefferson Waterman International

Jefferson Waterman International is pleased to announce that Ambassador (Ret.) Phillip Carter III, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea, and the former Deputy to the Commander Civil-Military Engagement at the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), has joined the firm as its Senior Vice President. Amb. Carter brings to JWI clients over 30 years of experience in international security, counter-terrorism, social and health development, business facilitation, human rights and good governance.

In addition to his ambassadorial positions, Amb. Carter’s service to the U.S. State Department included diplomatic assignments in Gabon, Madagascar, Malawi, Bangladesh, Canada and Mexico, and tours in Washington as Senior Advisor, Acting Assistant Secretary, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department’s Africa Bureau. He also served as the Department’s Director for West African Affairs and Deputy Director in the Office for East African Affairs. Earlier in his career, Amb. Carter represented the State Department at the International Monetary Fund for matters related to Africa.

“Amb. Carter’s years as a highly effective diplomat and international political economist are of particular value to JWI’s clientele,” says JWI’s CEO Charles Waterman.  “The national governments we represent, especially those in Africa, as well as international businesses and political leaders, will benefit greatly from his extremely relevant expertise.”

He has received numerous prestigious awards from the U.S. government including the President’s Merit Rank Award, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Award, the State Department’s prestigious Robert C. Frasure Award, as well as Superior Honor Awards, the Franklin Award, and several individual and group Meritorious Honor Awards.  He is also the recipient of National Order awards from the Governments of Madagascar and Cote d’Ivoire. Amb. Carter holds an M.A. in international and development economics from Yale University and a B.A. in economics and history from Drew University. He is a native Spanish and fluent French speaker.

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