Ambassador Bradley Holmes
Ambassador Bradley P. Holmes, a lawyer by training, has over 35 years of domestic and foreign experience in regulation, policy, legal, and operational matters affecting the global communications industry.
Both the public and private sectors recognize him as a worldwide expert on telecommunications, information technologies, and general communications. He was recently recognized for his many years of outstanding service and contributions to the telecommunications industry by the International Telecommunications Union, one of the oldest United Nations agencies based in Geneva, Switzerland, by receiving its highest award and medal.
During the Administration of President George H. W. Bush, he served as the United States Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, a position equivalent in rank to Assistant Secretary of State with the title of Ambassador. Working with other key cabinet and government agencies such as the FCC, Department of Commerce, Office of the US Trade Representative, Pentagon and National Security Agency, Ambassador Holmes developed and directed US telecommunications policy as an integral part of US foreign policy. Prior to this position, Ambassador Holmes served in key policy positions at the Federal Communications Commission, and was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be a Commissioner.
Following government service Ambassador Holmes was a partner in the consulting practice of Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) and served as MD of the firm’s Global Telecom Group. Subsequent business positions include CEO of a New York City market wireless telecom company and COO of a global undersea cable company (pre-operations). Over the years he has also served as a top advisor to the executive management of global communications companies, financial institutions, international organizations and governments. At the beginning of his career he was a lawyer in the New York City office of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Ambassador Holmes received his Juris Doctor Degree from Georgetown University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.