Brad Brooks-Rubin

Brad Brooks-Rubin is a seasoned strategic advisor with a wealth of experience in international relations, sanctions policy, and responsible business practices. Currently serving as a Senior Advisor at the Office of the Sanctions Coordinator within the Department of State, Mr Brooks-Rubin leads initiatives for sub-Saharan Africa, Burma, and natural resources issues. His expertise includes advising senior policymakers on sanctions, financial crimes, and anti-corruption measures.

Mr Brooks-Rubin has also held key roles at organisations such as The Enough Project/The Sentry, where he developed innovative policy approaches for combating corruption in Africa.

Before his current role, Mr Brooks-Rubin served as a Strategic Advisor and North America Engagement Lead at the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), where he advised on policy issues related to sanctions, and anti-corruption.

Mr Brooks-Rubin’ career also includes significant roles in government, including serving as a Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds at the Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures within the Department of State and as an Attorney-Advisor at the Office of Foreign Assets Control within the Department of the Treasury.

Mr Brooks-Rubin holds a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Centre and an A.B. summa cum laude in History and International Studies from Washington University. He is the recipient of several awards, including the OPICS Community Service Award and the Ethan Shepley Award for Leadership, Scholarship, and Service.