Matthew H. Murray

Matthew H. Murray

Managing Member, Sovereign Ventures, LLC

Matthew H. Murray, Esq.

Matthew Murray is an internationally recognized subject matter expert on national security, international law, geo-economics, digital governance, rule of law, anti-corruption, and public procurement. In October 2023, Mr. Murray was nominated by the U.S. Agency for International Development and appointed by the Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers to serve on the Selection Commission for the new chair of National Agency for Corruption Prevention.

Mr. Murray is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for the Obama-Biden Administration. Mr. Murray’s milestones include actions, as Deputy Assistant Secretary to help form the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity; and co-lead America’s first Cyber Security Business Development Mission. Since 2019, Mr. Murray has been participating in U.S. government-funded efforts for provision of technical assistance to the National Security and Defense Council on development of the Ukraine Cybersecurity Strategy: 2021-2025; facilitate and report on Lessons Learned by Government of Ukraine principals who participated in a December 2021 Table-Top Exercise for a cyberattack scenario.

Currently, Mr. Murray is the Project Leader on the USAID Ukraine Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Activity to develop a Strategy for Sustainable Technology Acquisition for the Government of Ukraine. Mr. Murray is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and consultant to the American Bar Association, including writing the recent White Paper for the U.S. State Department on Strengthening Coordination in Support of the U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption.