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Ian Butterfield


Career Summary

  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation, International and Government Affairs
  • US Senate, committee staff – US foreign and defense policy
  • Heritage Foundation, foreign policy team
  • Played a central role in opening up the Chinese market for US exports of civilian nuclear power equipment, technology, and fuel
  • Secretary of the US Senate delegation to the NATO Parliament, 1986


  • University of Michigan, Ph.D.
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge University, Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) and Master of Arts

Practice Areas

  • International

Contact Information

Ian Butterfield has more than 25 years of experience in international and energy matters, which he draws on to advise foreign governments, non-US companies seeking to establish or expand a US commercial presence, and US companies planning overseas expansion.

Mr. Butterfield served as the International and Government Affairs Director for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, where he played the central role in opening up the Chinese market for US exports of civilian nuclear power equipment, technology and fuel. He did this while simultaneously advancing the corporation’s conventional and nuclear power interests in Russia, the Ukraine and west Africa.

Prior to joining Westinghouse, Mr. Butterfield worked for 12 years in the United States Senate, counseling committee members on matters relating to nuclear, chemical and biological proliferation. He provided counsel on all matters relating to US foreign, defense and intelligence policy to the committee chairman, Senator William V. Roth. In 1986, Senator Roth appointed Mr. Butterfield Secretary to the US Senate delegation to the NATO Parliament.

Before coming to the US. Senate, Mr. Butterfield was a member of the foreign policy team of the Heritage Foundation, where he wrote and published extensively on African affairs.

Mr. Butterfield holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors and a Master of Arts from Magdalene College, Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.