(CNN)Erik Prince, the latest Trump associate in the spotlight of the Russia investigations, wears many hats.
Who is Erik Prince?
He is an international traveler, a wealthy businessman with high-profile contacts, a former Navy SEAL with overseas experience and founder of the controversial private security firm Blackwater.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Prince grew closer to Donald Trump's orbit. During the transition, he attended a controversial meeting with a Russian banker in the Seychelles, an island chain in the Indian Ocean, that has become the subject of scrutiny for Russia investigators back home.
The investigators are sure to pry for details about Prince's links to Trump's team and the purpose of the Seychelles meeting. Here is a summary of his background and his role in the investigations.
Prince never officially worked for the Trump campaign, transition or administration. But he was a prominent Trump supporter during the campaign, spent time around senior transition officials and has continued informally advising the Trump White House on some major foreign policy decisions.
CNN reported that Prince met with Trump and Gen. Michael Flynn during the campaign. He also gave $250,000 to pro-Trump efforts during the campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records.