Martin Rust is an experienced government relations professional whose diverse experiences have included political engagement in Canada at various levels and international consulting in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Having worked in the areas of strategy and communications, he has advised corporate decision-makers, Members of Parliament, Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials in building practical solutions to address complex problems. Acting as an honest broker, Martin has developed strategies that have helped clients take control of issues and drive creative processes.
Drawing on over 20 years of political and business experience in Canada and around the world, Martin has built a solid set of skills including negotiation skills, conflict resolution, message development, strategic planning and research development.
Martin worked in Baghdad, Iraq, consulting to senior politicians and leaders in the country. Previously, he was in Amman, Jordan, working with political parties and parliamentarians. He also spent time in Ukraine, Algeria, Indonesia and Washington, DC.
Martin worked with Merrill Lynch in Canada leading teams of financial advisors within a transforming financial services industry.
Martin holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Ottawa and is currently completing an MBA through the Henley Business College in the UK.