Michel Buekens

Government and International Relations Consultant

Berlin, Deutschland

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  • Indicative rate €900 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Michel in a few words

Dynamic leader with more than nineteen years of international experience gained in government and foreign affairs ● Strong management, analytical, and communication skills ● Successfully provided policy recommendations to senior government and private sector officials ● Successfully managed teams and projects at all levels of the U.S. Government and multilateral organization


July 2002 - May 2004 | Washington, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Aviation & Aerospace

Hamilton Consulting


- Formulated international aviation Policy to promote commercial aviation and tourism
  • Aviation
  • Consultant
  • Government Relations
  • Training
  • Policy
May 2004 - January 2006 | Washington, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Defense & Military

Department of Homeland Security

Project Manager

- Led team that developed and implemented U.S. international maritime transportation security policy inside and outside the U.S. government
January 2006 - July 2011 | Washington, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

Public Safety

Naval Criminal Investigative Service- Naval Group

Special Agent

- Conducted export compliance and sanction violations investigations
- Drove NCIS transformation efforts into a Global law enforcement force through structural changes and investments (18 million USD budget) in technologies and training
- Drove Global partnership building program creating new bilateral and multilateral partnerships
  • Investigations
  • Law Enforcement
July 2011 - September 2019 | Berlin, Deutschland

Public sector

U.S. Embassy Berlin


2015 – 2018: U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany - Political Officer
- Managed diverse team of 6 individuals dealing with cross sectoral policy issues (including aviation sector), projects, and budgets
- Provided strategic policy recommendations to senior U.S. Government leadership
- Communicated and shaped perception of U.S. foreign policy to foreign governments and private sector stakeholders through outreach programs, conferences, and online communications
- Built partnerships and lobbied German and European governments to advance policy objectives
- Conducted bilateral and multilateral trade policy formulation and treaty negotiations

2014-2015: U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C.
- Successfully led and managed a diverse team of four to support cross functional and industries regional Southern European U.S. Foreign Policy Goals
- Coordinated and set the agenda on policy decisions among different U.S. Government agencies and provided recommendations at the Executive (White House) level to formulate national strategies

2011-2013: U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal - Political Officer
- Managed large scale strategic level multinational projects
- Managed strategic and crisis communication programs
- Planned and conducted bilateral negotiations
  • International Affairs
  • Government Relations
  • lobby
  • Strategic Communications
  • Political Risk


  • Master's Degree

    American University Washington, DC


    International Affairs

  • Bachelor's Degree

    American University, Washington, D.C.


    International Affairs


  • Englisch

    Native or bilingual

  • Französisch

    Native or bilingual

  • Spanisch

    Native or bilingual

  • Portugiesisch

    Limited working proficiency

  • Deutsch

    Full professional proficiency

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