Since his time in Congress, Representative Brat has recruited and developed a strong network of American business interests in Africa. He actively organizes defensive and offensive business strategies against Chinese influence – recognizing the dangers of Chinese dominance in a variety of markets and geopolitical interests.
Brat served in the United States Congress for Virginia’s 7th District. He served on the Budget, Education and Small Business Committees, and Chaired the subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. His knowledge base comes from years of experience in business, as an economic consultant with Arthur Andersen and the World Bank and 20+ years of work in higher education teaching economics and ethics. He worked with the Senate side of the Virginia General Assembly for seven years. He also served as the president of the Virginia Association of Economists and was a member of the Virginia Board of Accountancy.
Representative Brat earned his Ph.D. in Economics at The American University, M.Div., at Princeton Theological Seminary, and B.A. in Business Administration, Hope College.