Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Kissinger Associates doesn’t disclose its clients under U.S. lobbying laws. The firm once threatened to sue Congress to resist a subpoena for its client list. It has in the past advised American Express
, Midland Bank
, H. J. Heinz
, ITT Corporation
, LM Ericsson
, and Volvo
But the firm does belong to the U.S.–Russia Business Council
, a trade group that includes ExxonMobil
, JPMorgan Chase
, and Pfizer
Kissinger Associates has had strategic alliances with several firms, including:
- L. Paul Bremer, former managing director and former Iraq Director of Reconstruction
- Nelson Cunningham, political advisor and managing partner at Kissinger McLarty
- Lawrence Eagleburger, former U.S. Secretary of State
- Richard W. Fisher, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
- Timothy F. Geithner, former U.S. Secretary of Treasury
- Jami Miscik, President and vice chairman, former CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence
- Joshua Cooper Ramo, Managing Director, former senior editor of Time Magazine
- Bill Richardson, former senior managing director, former U.S diplomat, past Governor of New Mexico, past Energy Secretary, past UN Ambassador
- J. Stapleton Roy, vice-chairman and former senior U.S. diplomat
- Brent Scowcroft, former vice-chairman and former U.S. National Security Advisor
- John O. Brennan, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, world affairs consultant
Kissinger Associates does not disclose its list of corporate clients, and reportedly bars clients from acknowledging the relationship.
However, over time details from proxy statements and the tendency of senior businessmen to talk about their relationship with Kissinger have leaked out and a number of major corporate clients have been identified.
A selected list of the more notable companies (from over two dozen in total) since 1982;
his directorships where applicable; and some countries where known advice/contacts were used:
- American Express - Director (Hungary, Japan)
- American International Group - Director, International Advisory Committee (Argentina, China, South Korea)
- Atlantic Richfield
- Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) - Chairman, International Advisory Committee
- Coca-Cola (Malaysia)
- Freeport-McMoRan - Director (Burma, Indonesia, Panama)
- Heinz (Ivory Coast, Turkey, Zimbabwe)
- Hollinger, Inc. - Director
- Lehman Brothers Kissinger McLarty Assoc. is listed as a creditor in the Bankruptcy Filings.
- Rio Tinto Group
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- ^ Jeff Gerth; Sarah Bartlett (30 April 1989). "Kissinger and Friends And Revolving Doors". New York Times. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
- ^ Toosi, Nahal; Isaac Arnsdorf (24 December 2016). "Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump". Politico. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- ^ "Kissinger Associates, APCO Join in Strategic Alliance". APCO Worldwide. October 12, 2004. Archived from the original on February 13, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2006.
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- ^ http://ir.aigcorporate.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=76115&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=231037&highlight
- ^ Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson (April 10, 2001). "Survey - Corporate Security: The top players in intelligence industry". Financial Times.
- ^ Sarasohn, Judy (October 2, 2003). "Making an Alliance Official". Washington Post.
- ^ John Kerry & Hank Brown. "BCCI and Kissinger Associates". The BCCI Affair. United States Congress.
- ^ "Bio" Archived 2006-10-07 at the Wayback Machine, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
- ^ Schwartz, Mattathias (June 27, 2018). "A Spymaster Steps Out of the Shadows". The New York Times. Now Brennan was out, having traded world-bestriding power for a handful of gigs: adviser on world events for clients of Kissinger Associates, visiting scholar at Fordham University and the University of Texas, commentator on breaking news for MSNBC.
- ^ Oberdorfer, Don (August 24, 1982). "Kissinger's New Team". Washington Post.[permanent dead link]
- ^ a b Gilpin, Kenneth N. (June 1, 1984). "Eagleburger Is Joining Kissinger Associates". New York Times.
- ^ a b Gelb, Leslie H. (April 20, 1986). "Kissinger Means Business". New York Times.
- ^ "Etienne Davignon delivers the plenary address on the third day of EITC 97". European Union Publications Office.
- ^ a b Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography, pp.730-751.
- ^ Gerth, Jeff (May 20, 1989). "Disclosure Sought From Policy Group". New York Times.
- ^ Chellel, Kit; Wild, Franz; Stringer, David (July 13, 2018). "When Rio Tinto Met China's Iron Hand". Bloomberg News. Archived from the original on July 16, 2018. Late that year, Albanese and Mivil Deschenes, a former Canadian military officer who was Rio’s head of security, sat down in the New York office of one of the few people in the world with direct access to the highest levels of Chinese government: Henry Kissinger. The former U.S. secretary of state told the Rio executives he couldn’t do anything about the four people in jail, but Albanese and Deschenes hired him anyway, paying what Australian media reported was at least $5 million.
- Niall Ferguson, Kissinger: 1923-1968, New York: Penguin Press, 2015.
- Walter Isaacson, Kissinger: A Biography, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992, updated 2005.
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