Bruce Gelb

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Bruce Gelb
United States Ambassador to Belgium
In office
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byMaynard W. Glitman
Succeeded byAlan Blinken
Personal details
BornNew York, New York [1]
Political partyRepublican

Bruce S. Gelb is an American businessman and diplomat. He is the retired president of Clairol and former vice chairman of Bristol-Myers Squibb.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Gelb's father, Lawrence M. Gelb, founded Clairol in 1931.[3] Gelb attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.[4] In 1941, at the academy, Gelb met George H. W. Bush.[3] Gelb was in the military and went on to receive a B.A. from Yale in 1950 and an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1953.[4]


He is also currently a Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club; a Life Trustee of Choate Rosemary Hall; a Board member of the United Nations Development Corporation; a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Council on Science and Health; Honorary Chairman and a Regent of the Center for Security Policy; and a member of the Advisory Board of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Members Bruce S. Gelb." Council of American Ambassadors. Web. 12 Dec. 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-11. Retrieved 2010-12-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b Bruce Gelb: telling 'The American Story.' Broadcasting, Oct 29, 1990 v119 n18 p87(1)
  4. ^ a b "Bruce Gelb Executive Profile for Company in Overview of CareCounsel, LLC". Bloomberg Business Week. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Maynard W. Glitman
United States Ambassador to Belgium
Succeeded by
Alan Blinken