In the U.S., Mr. Ussery serves on the Board of Directors of Safi Apparel and Reviresco Corporation. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of CalErin Group Investment Fund and serves on the advisory boards of the Mongolia Fund and Pax Mondial. Previously he served on the board of directors of Terocelo Telecommunications, D'Sal Inc., Safe Security and Dignity Products.
Mr. Ussery has been a co-founder and active partner of InfoMed Bulgaria, Medica Bulgaria, Netcare Bulgaria, and Balkan Land. Companies he presently advises include Cold Brook Capital and General Dynamics.
Previously, he was appointed by the Governor of Virginia as Commissioner of Vint Hill Economic Development Authority; and was co-founder and Advisory Chairman of the Romania Moldova Direct Fund.
Mr. Ussery was a pro bono spokesman for the U.S. Committee on Refugees & Immigration 2008 - 2010 campaign to end the global practice of "warehousing" refugees. Mr. Ussery was opening speaker 2010 at the 7th annual "Beijing Forum" on international development.In international education, Mr. Ussery is Chairman and President of the Council for American Universities Abroad, presently planning universities in Mongolia, Albania and Romania, and assisting universities overseas and education ministries. He was Chairman and President 2002 - 2006 of the Coordinating Council for International Universities that planned the American University of Afghanistan. Michael Ussery was appointed by President Reagan on December 22, 1988 to be U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, at that time the youngest U.S. Ambassador. He was re-appointed by President Bush and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, at post until January 1992, leading an embassy of 800 personnel. Mr. Ussery served at U.S. Department of State 1981 - 1992, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Near East and South Asia Bureau; Chairman of the twelve-agency Libya Task Force during the U.S.- Libya confrontation, White House Liaison, and Director for Congress and the Media in the International Organizations Bureau. In 1988 he left State to serve as Senior Advisor and Deputy to the Campaign Manager of the Bush - Quayle Campaign. Mr. Ussery began his career in political management in Georgia and South Carolina, and came to Washington as Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Carroll Campbell. He is a graduate of Newberry College, where he was honored as Commencement Speaker in 1991. About Roy R. Tashi, OAM: Since November 2010, Mr. Tashi has focused on managing a personal portfolio of investments in domestic and international private equity and property development. From April 2009 to October 2010, he served as Executive Chairman of Geneva-based Helvetica Wealth Management Partner's Australian subsidiary and was on the Advisory Board of the Geneva based parent company. Helvetica's investment product range included traditional long-only funds, funds of hedge funds, thematic funds and real estate investments with total funds under management peaking at over $4.5 billion. Mr. Tashi has established and operated several businesses in various sectors including manufacturing, distribution, importing, exporting and trading. Mr. Tashi is co-founder of the Mongolia Fund and serves as its Executive Director. He has extensive experience in establishing, building and developing a variety of businesses in various sectors including manufacturing, distribution, importing, exporting and trading. He has focused on private equity investments where he added value as a director or serving on the advisory board assisting in developing strategy and overseeing the drive for growth. He has been involved in both private and public companies and continues to serve as a director on a number of companies. Mr. Tashi has also been involved in property development in Australia and the United States. Whilst based in Australia, his experience extends to Asia, Europe and the United States. Mr. Tashi has been active in business for over 48 years and has been involved in communal not-for-profit organizations for over 30 years. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal ("OAM") for services to the community specifically in Aged Care and Education.
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