Managing Senior Partner, Valor Capital Group; United States Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil (2006 - 2009)
Ambassador Clifford Sobel served as U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands from 2001 until 2005 and U.S. ambassador to Brazil from July 2006 until August 2009. He is presently managing partner of Valor Capital Group, which is a diversified investment group investing in Brazil. Ambassador Sobel is on the board of directors for Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) and serves on the board of the Council of the Americas and Christie's Advisory Board for the Americas. He also serves on the business advisory board to Fundacao Dom Cabral Brazil (FDC), which is a leading school for executive educational programs in Brazil, The Wenzhou Kean University in Zhejiang Province of China, and the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. Ambassador Sobel served on advisory boards to the American Military Commander of Europe and NATO, as well as the Command for American Forces for Central and South America.