Samuel Amsterdam is an advanced advocacy and strategic media engagement professional, with commercial and political counsel experience in London, Brussels, Johannesburg, Lagos, Toronto and Washington, D.C.
While representing core clients seeking to expand access and/or positioning within European Parliament while based in Brussels, Samuel coordinated milestone engagements in the sectors of Public Affairs, Healthcare and Technology, alongside elite E.U. MEPs, honored foreign delegates and international journalists.
From Washington D.C., London and Johannesburg, Samuel has managed the day-to-day public relations operations of international social enterprises such as Families USA, the Arcadia Foundation, Opportunity International and 1MinutetoSavetheWorld. Concurrently, Samuel served as both New Media Counsel and as a Director of Public Outreach for Bahrain’s National Dialogue, a myriad of government relations consultancies based in Europe and Eurasia and on behalf of governments such as the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and governing political parties including however not limited to the Georgia Free-Democrats, ‘Georgian Dream’ Movement, Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress (APC) and Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T). Similar services continue to be rendered to cutting-edge finance and technology-driven institutions such as the Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank), MyBucks, Paycasso and Contec Global Group.
Samuel has notably advocated on behalf of World Bank Director for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence, the Honorable Betty Bigombe, in her role as global humanitarian and in support of her former position within Ugandan Parliament.
Samuel graduated with a degree in Public Affairs and Policy from Ottawa, Canada’s Carleton University.