Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Bernardino Leon has joined as a Senior Advisor based in Madrid.
Bernardino is a highly-regarded diplomat and politician, and a leading expert in Southern European and Arab political affairs. Most recently, he was Director General of the Emirates Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy and, prior to that, was a United Nations Special Representative in Libya. He served as the European Union Special Representative to the Southern Mediterranean, Secretary General in the office of the Spanish Prime Minister and Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
At Brunswick, Bernardino will advise clients on a range of corporate affairs and geopolitical issues, helping to support the continued growth of the firm in the region.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Bernardino brings to Brunswick outstanding expertise gained over the course of a highly-distinguished diplomatic and political career. His experience at the highest levels of government and supranational bodies, often navigating extremely complex political, economic and social challenges, combined with his impressive network, will be hugely valuable as we continue to grow our capabilities in Spain and across Europe.”
On joining Brunswick, Bernadino Leon said: “I’m delighted to be joining Brunswick’s highly trusted and experienced global team. I look forward to counseling clients on a range of complex critical issues, including on how to navigate the increasingly challenging geopolitical landscape.”
About Bernardino Leon
Bernardino most recently served as Director General of the Emirates Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy, based in Abu Dhabi. Previously, he was a United Nations Special Representative in Libya. He served as the European Union Special Representative to the Southern Mediterranean, Secretary General in the office of the Spanish Prime Minister and Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Earlier in his career, Bernardino worked in the Spanish Embassy in Liberia, Algeria and Greece as a Diplomat and for the European Union’s Middle East Peace Process Team as a Special Advisor. Bernardino has received 23 decorations from different States, including the French Legion d’Honneur.
Bernardino holds BAs in Law from the Universidad de Málaga Law School and in Philosophy from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. He holds MAs in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University and in Peace, Security and Defense from IU Gutierrez Mellado, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Relations from CEI-Barcelona University.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world. Brunswick has advised Spanish corporates and international companies with business in Spain for over 20 years.
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