New York, N.Y., March 1, 2013 – Robert J. Mulligan has been named to head up policy advocacy for the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). Previously the head of USCIB’s Washington, D.C. office, he succeeds Ronnie Goldberg, who is retiring following more than two decades leading USCIB’s policy and program department.
As senior vice president for policy and government affairs, Mulligan will oversee USCIB’s wide-ranging activities on international trade, investment, economic and regulatory matters. He will supervise USCIB’s team of policy professionals, whose expertise covers a host of issues affecting American companies engaged in business around the world, and will coordinate input to the three international business organizations of which USCIB serves as the American affiliate.
“We are fortunate to be able to tap Rob Mulligan’s proven policy expertise, as well as his diplomatic and management skills,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “Over the past two years, Rob has not only visibly strengthened the Washington office but has demonstrated his ability to develop policy excellence across the organization.”
Robinson continued: “It is essential that the global companies USCIB represents be able to reach out to governments and international organizations with a positive message of what business can do to promote growth and jobs, and meet larger societal goals. Rob is well positioned to make that happen.”
Mulligan came to USCIB from TechAmerica, the largest U.S. high-tech trade association, where he was senior vice president, international. He previously served as assistant vice president for international external affairs for The Chubb Corporation, and as executive director of the Central Europe Institute, a Prague-based business training organization. Mulligan has also lobbied on health issues for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and began his career as an attorney with the firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus, Ohio. He has an MBA from the Solvay Business School at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law and a B.A. in history from Miami University.
Goldberg will serve as senior counsel to USCIB, Robinson said, while she completes her current terms as a member the International Labor Organization’s governing body and as chair of the employment committee at BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.
“It’s hard to put into words what a pleasure and honor it has been to work alongside Ronnie all these years,” he said. “She has been a consummate policy professional, demonstrating an incisive intellect and outstanding diplomatic skills. She has also been an incubator of talent, bringing and mentoring many top-notch professionals to USCIB’s policy team over the years.”
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.
Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
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