Mr. Richard Perle has served as a Director of RIWI Corp. since July 2015. He previously was a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C. think tank from 1987 to 2019. He served as Assistant Secretary of Defense (1981-1987) in the Administration of President Ronald Reagan, and as a member of the Defense Policy Board from 1987 to 2005 (and as its Chairman from 2001-2004). From 1969 to 1980 he served on the staff of the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Perle has been a non-executive director of several public and private companies in the United States, United Kingdom and Turkey. He has advised numerous companies in the defense, industrial materials, publishing, biotechnology, healthcare, information management and software industries. He has written extensively on political and public policy issues in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Daily Telegraph and elsewhere. He is the author of Hard Line, a novel (Random House, Inc.) and numerous articles, books and monographs.