Lawrence Ott has more than 40 years of experience in communications, public diplomacy, and international development. A former foreign service officer with the U.S. Information Agency, he has served as a senior consultant on media and communications for USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the Voice of America, and various U.S. government agencies.
At ME&A, Mr. Ott is responsible for all corporate communication activities and supports ME&A’s development programs and activities in more than a dozen countries. He has led projects in the Middle East and Asia and has experience in more 70 countries worldwide. An award-winning film and TV producer, he holds Master’s degrees in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and in International Management from the University of Maryland. Mr. Ott is fluent in English and Portuguese with a working knowledge of Spanish and French.