Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III is the Presidential Envoy to Iraq. Bremer is the senior Coalition official in the country, overseeing Coalition reconstruction efforts and the creation of new institutions and governing structures in Iraq. Bremer reports to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Ambassador Bremer was recently the chairman and CEO of Marsh Crisis Consulting, and previously worked as managing director of the Kissinger Group. He served in the U.S. Diplomatic Corps for 23 years under six Secretaries of State. Bremer was named ambassador to the Netherlands in 1983, and was appointed ambassador-at-large for counter-terrorism by Ronald Reagan in 1986. In 1999, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert appointed him chairman of the National Commission on Terrorism.