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Amb. David Adelman

David I. Adelman is an American lawyer, diplomat, and legislator. He was the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore from 2010 to 2013.[1] He is a partner in the global law firm Reed Smith LLP, working out of the firm’s New York office and regularly traveling to the firm’s offices in Asia. Adelman is an advisor to venture capital firm OurCrowd[2], ETF indexing firm BlueStar Indexes[3] and merchant bank Ion Pacific.[4]
In 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Adelman to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore.[8] He was unanimously confirmed in 2010 and held the post until 2013.[1] As Ambassador, Adelman was recognized for his effectiveness in promoting trade and investment, both from U.S. companies to the region and Asian companies to the United States.[8] He led eight U.S. trade missions to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Vietnam.[9] His 2012 trade mission to Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, was the first by an American business delegation.[5] He resigned from service as Ambassador to Singapore in 2013 and was