Anthony L. Gardner

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Anthony Gardner
Anthony Luzzatto Gardner.jpg
United States Ambassador to the European Union
In office
March 18, 2014 – January 20, 2017
President Barack Obama
Preceded by William Kennard
Succeeded by Gordon Sondland
Personal details
Born (1963-05-16) May 16, 1963 (age 55)
Alma mater Harvard University
Balliol College, Oxford
Columbia University
University of London

Anthony Luzzatto Gardner (born May 16, 1963) was the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. He was sworn in on February 18, 2014, and left his post on January 20, 2017.[1][2]


Gardner holds a BA in Government from Harvard University, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School. He is fluent in French, Italian, and Spanish, and also speaks German.[1]


Before becoming U.S. ambassador to the EU, Gardner was managing director for six years at Palamon Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in London. Before that he worked for both Bank of America and GE Capital in London. He also worked with the Treuhandanstalt (German Privatization Ministry) in Berlin.[1]

Diplomatic career[edit]

Gardner served as Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council in 1994-95.[1] In 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to head the US Mission to the European Union. In his testimony before the Senate on October 31, 2013, he noted that one of his most important objectives would be to “help conclude an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or T-TIP, that will position our economies for success in the 21st century.”[3] He was confirmed by the Senate on February 12, 2014.[4]

He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has served as trustee of the Guggenheim UK Charitable Trust, and a board member for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Anthony Luzzatto Gardner". USEU. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Chargé d’Affaires Adam Shub
  3. ^ "Testimony of Anthony Luzzatto Gardner Ambassador-Designate to the European Union" (PDF). Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Congressional Record 113th Congress (2013-2014)". Library of Congress. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
William Kennard
United States Ambassador to the European Union
Succeeded by
Gordon Sondland