Rob Mulligan

Rob Mulligan

Senior VP, Policy and Government Affairs
Tel: 202.682.7375

As senior vice president for policy and government affairs, Rob Mulligan oversees our wide ranging activities on international trade, investment, economic and regulatory matters, and supervises a staff of policy professionals whose expertise covers a host of issues affecting American companies engaged in global business. He also coordinates USCIB policy and advocacy work with the U.S. and foreign governments, our international affiliates – ICC, BIAC and IOE – and other international groups. He is a vice-chair of the BIAC Trade Committee. Prior to taking on this role, Mulligan served as head of the USCIB office in Washington, D.C.

Mulligan came to USCIB from TechAmerica (formerly AeA), the largest U.S. high-tech trade association, where he served for six years as senior vice president, international. He worked with
member companies in devising strategies for addressing international trade, investment and regulatory issues affecting the high-tech industry and directed advocacy efforts through a team of
experts in Washington, D.C., Brussels and Beijing.

Prior to his work with TechAmerica, Mulligan served for seven years as assistant vice president for international external affairs for The Chubb Corporation, a global commercial specialty insurer. He developed and implemented the corporation’s international strategy for interacting with governments and business organizations worldwide on issues related to trade policy, insurance regulation and business development.

From 1993 to 1995, Mulligan lived and worked in Prague as executive director of the Central Europe Institute, a non-profit organization providing business training and consulting to entrepreneurs in the Czech and Slovak Republics. He has also lobbied on health issues for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce as an international trade specialist, and began his career in Columbus, Ohio as a litigation attorney with the firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. Mulligan has an MBA from the Solvay Business School at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a law degree from the Ohio State University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history from Miami University.

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Recent Articles by Rob

Mulligan Talks NAFTA at CSI Summit (10/18/2017) - USCIB Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Rob Mulligan spoke at a Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) summit earlier this week on USCIB’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) priorities.
USCIB Washington Update August – September 2017 (10/5/2017) - During the months of August and September 2017, USCIB staff arranged a meeting with John Melle, USTR, and Angela Ellard, Ways and Means staff, on NAFTA negotiations; engaged with Alan Wolff, WTO, and Chris Wilson, USTR, in Geneva on deliverables for MC 11; organized a Symposium on Business and Human Rights with over 70 business representatives; submitted comments to USTR on China’s compliance with its WTO commitments; hosted a meeting for members with Ken Ash, OECD, on their trade work and Colombia accession; had a dialogue with Martha Newton, Department of Labor Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs on ILAB; received briefings from USTR’s Jason Bernstein and Christina Kopitopoulos on Customs in NAFTA; shared business views on the OECD Going Digital project with Andrew Wyckoff, OECD; and much more.
WTO Meetings in Geneva Set the Stage for Upcoming Ministerial (10/2/2017) - As governments begin to prepare for the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial (MC 11) in December, USCIB Senior Vice President Rob Mulligan traveled to Geneva last week for the WTO’s annual Public Forum, as well as related meetings organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

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Rob’s Committees

European Union - The EU Committee promotes the interests of U.S. businesses in Europe and advocates for unobstructed transatlantic trade and investment.
Trade and Investment - The Trade and Investment Committee advocates for opening global markets by eliminating barriers to trade and investment, spurring growth and job creation.

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