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Former US Ambassador to the European Union 2014-17 (retired)
Anthony L. Gardner served as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union for three years, ending in February 2017. In that capacity, he was closely involved in the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement, the Privacy Shield agreement on transatlantic data flows, the Digital Single Market, sanctions against Russia and transatlantic cooperation on law enforcement, financial regulation, and science and technology.
Prior to assuming his current position, Ambassador Gardner was Managing Director in a private equity firm based in London.
Ambassador Gardner has dedicated more than twenty years of his career to U.S.-European affairs, as a government official, lawyer and investor. He served as Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council in 1994-95.
He is the author of a book and numerous articles on EU affairs.
Ambassador Gardner holds a BA in Government from Harvard University, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.