Burke, Mimi

Facilitates market entry for U.S. businesses in the Middle East. Served for over two decades in the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Deep relationships with senior officials in the U.S. government’s foreign policy and national security apparatus.

Mimi Burke helps multinational corporations expand their presences both in the United States and the Middle East and represents sovereign governments before U.S. policymakers. Throughout her career, Mimi has developed personal relationships with business leaders and government officials around the world, which she leverages to navigate the complex social, political and economic barriers for companies looking to expand in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.

In addition to her international work, Mimi provides clients with analysis of U.S. policy on issues related to the National Defense Authorization Act, appropriations funding and foreign affairs. When an issue requires advocacy, Mimi develops strategies that intertwine Washington’s government and third-party communities. She engages political and career officials at the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, Treasury and Commerce, as well as the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, to identify and secure partnership opportunities between her clients and the U.S. government. Mimi uses her strong relationships with the third-party organizations that inform policymakers to position her clients as thought leaders in Washington, D.C.

Mimi previously worked as a Middle East consultant, where she advised the ambassador of Saudi Arabia for political and economic affairs on high-value defense contracts. Earlier, she served as an assistant to the ambassador for government affairs at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

    • M.A., 1991, Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)