THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
JAN KALICKI APPOINTED OMBUDSMAN FOR ENERGY AND COMMERCIAL COOPERATION
WITH THE NEW INDEPENDENT STATES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
The White House today announced the appointment of Jan H. Kalicki, Counselor to the Department of Commerce specializing in international trade and investment, as the Administration's Ombudsman for Energy and Commercial Cooperation with the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union.
As Ombudsman, Mr. Kalicki will be the Administration's central point of contact in promoting the development of oil and gas and other commercial projects with the Newly Independent States.
This appointment supplements Mr. Kalicki's appointment, since February 1994, as Ombudsman for Energy and Commercial Cooperation with the Russian Federation under the auspices of the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission, reporting to both Vice President Gore and Secretary of Commerce Brown. It recognizes the growing importance of energy and commercial cooperation not only with Russia, but with other post-Soviet states.
Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Mr. Kalicki was Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers in New York and Senior Advisor and Adjunct Professor at Brown University, serving at both institutions since 1984. He previously served on the staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy and at the Department of State.
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