Toby Trister Gati

United States

President of TTG Global LLC, an international strategic advisory company 

Mrs. Gati was Senior International Advisor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she focused primarily on Russian foreign and economic policy, US foreign policy, US-Russian relations, and the global challenges facing both countries in an increasingly turbulent international system (1997–2016).

She served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and the Eurasian States at the National Security Council in the White House (1993) and then as Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research (INR) until 1997. Before joining government, she was Senior Vice President for Policy Studies at the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), where she worked for over two decades.

Mrs. Gati received her Bachelor’s degree in Russian Language and Literature from Pennsylvania State University. She received her Master’s degree in Russian Language and Literature, as well as her Master’s in International Affairs (MIA) and a Harriman Institute Certificate in Russian Studies from Columbia University.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Board member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC), and a member of the Board of Directors of PJSC “LUKOIL”.

She has frequently provided commentary for major networks and newspapers on American foreign policy and US-Russian relations.


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Toby Gati on Why US-Russian Relations Degraded
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