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Frank G. Wisner

vice chairman, external affairs, American International Group

Frank George Wisner II (born 1938) is an American businessman and former diplomat. He is the son of Frank Wisner. Wisner is currently Vice Chairman of American International Group. He retired from this post as of February 13, 2009, according to an internal AIG memo issued by Edward Liddy, CEO. Wisner was born in New York on 2 July 1938, and graduated from Princeton University in 1961. He joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer in December of that year. In 1976, at the beginning of the Carter administration, he served under Cyrus Vance as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State. He was United States Ambassador to Zambia, 1979-82; Egypt, 1986-91; Philippines, 1991-92; India, 1994-97. After retiring from government service in 1997, Wisner joined the board at a subsidiary of Enron, the former energy company. He is also on the board of Hakluyt & Company, a British corporate investigation firm. Wisner is an Advisory Board member for the Partnership for a Secure America, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to recreating the bipartisan center in American national security and foreign policy. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the National Security Network, and on the board of Refugees International.[1] Wisner is married to Christine de Ganay (former wife of Pal Sarkozy and former stepmother of French president Nicolas Sarkozy), and they have four children. Currently Wisner is the special envoy of the US in the Troika group for the negotiations on the future status of Kosovo.