Ambassador Paul Jones provides clients with strategic global advice concerning business, geopolitics and government relations from the firm’s Washington DC office. As international affairs advisor, Ambassador Jones plays a pivotal role at the firm, leveraging his global network of relationships in government and business, his experience with geopolitical risk, and his proven ability to create strategies to shape policy decisions to assist the firm’s global clients.
During a distinguished government career spanning three decades, Ambassador Jones served as a senior US ambassador in both Europe and Asia – US ambassador to Poland (2015-2018); US ambassador to Malaysia (2010-2013); chief of mission in Pakistan (2018-2020); and deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires in the Philippines (2005-2009). Other in-country postings included Russia, Colombia, Austria, North Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to implement the Dayton Agreement ending the war. He planned and participated in overseas visits by Presidents Trump and Obama; Secretaries of State Tillerson, Kerry and Clinton; Secretary of Defense Gates; and scores of US senators and representatives.
In Washington DC, he was principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, as well as deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He participated frequently in interagency policy decision meetings in the White House situation room, as well as in foreign heads of state meetings in Washington DC with Presidents Trump and Obama and Vice President Biden, and many foreign minister meetings with several secretaries of state.
Ambassador Jones most recently served as vice president for International Government Relations at RTX (Raytheon Technologies, 2020-2023), where he led a globally deployed team to achieve priority business objectives with top levels of government in 25 countries.