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Bob Stewart

An army officer for 26 years, Bob is best known as the first British Commander under UN command in Bosnia in 1992/3, for which he was awarded the DSO for leadership and gallantry. He is now a freelance consultant and broadcaster, frequently appearing as a commentator on news and current affairs programmes. He presented 'The Negotiator' on Channel 5 and is an accomplished speaker.

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Bob Stewart Biography

Colonel Bob Stewart DSO MP, or "Bosnia Bob" became a familiar face to television viewers around the world as he handled the intricacies of Balkan politics - crossing borders when he wasn’t supposed to, negotiating and then manoeuvring his way to keep the peace, delivering much needed aid to the most lawless country that Europe has seen in many years. Commissioned into the British Army in 1969 after officer training he was sent to University where he took a First Class degree in International Politics and Strategy.

Service as an intelligence officer in Northern Ireland led to his return for a further tour as an infantry company commander. He was the officer tasked with control and response to the Ballykelly bombing in 1982, gaining the personal commendation of the GOC Northern Ireland for his actions.

For the next seven years his appointments covered aspects of Operations at...

Colonel Bob Stewart DSO MP, or "Bosnia Bob" became a familiar face to television viewers around the world as he handled the intricacies of Balkan politics - crossing borders when he wasn’t supposed to, negotiating and then manoeuvring his way to keep the peace, delivering much needed aid to the most lawless country that Europe has seen in many years. Commissioned into the British Army in 1969 after officer training he was sent to University where he took a First Class degree in International Politics and Strategy.

Service as an intelligence officer in Northern Ireland led to his return for a further tour as an infantry company commander. He was the officer tasked with control and response to the Ballykelly bombing in 1982, gaining the personal commendation of the GOC Northern Ireland for his actions.

For the next seven years his appointments covered aspects of Operations at the Ministry of Defence and a spell at the Joint Services Staff College. He then became Military Assistant to the highest-ranking NATO officer at NATO Headquarters.

In 1991 he became the first British United Nations Commander in Bosnia.

Following his return from Bosnia he became Chief of Policy at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe for two years before leaving the Army and joining Hill & Knowlton’s Political Affairs and Corporate Policy Division.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership in Adverse Circumstances
  • Crisis Management
  • Team Building
  • Defence Policies
  • Military Power

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