Michael Michener

Michael Michener

VP, Product Policy and Innovation
Tel: 202.617.3159

Michael Michener is USCIB’s vice president of product policy and innovation, joining USCIB in early 2017. Michener is a former administrator of the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service who has also served as a U.S. trade diplomat and association executive.

Michener most recently served in Brussels as director of multilateral relations for CropLife International, representing the association before a range of international organizations – including the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, the UN Environment Program and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – on issues related to crop protection products and agriculture biotechnology.

Previously Michener served with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in two different roles. First, as administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service, he managed 1,100 employees and an annual operating budget of $300 million.  Then, as minister counselor at the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome, he served as the special representative of the U.S. secretary of agriculture to UN bodies dealing with food and agricultural issues.

Michener has also worked with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Agency for International Development, and he served with the United States Army for seven years in Europe. Michener earned a master’s degree in public administration from Bowie State University and a bachelor’s degree East European studies from the University of Maryland.

Working out of USCIB’s Washington, D.C. office, Michener leads the organization’s policy work on chemicals, health, food, agriculture and intellectual property. He also coordinates USCIB’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

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Recent Articles by Michael

USCIB to Hold Meeting on APEC Essentials (3/12/2019) - On March 27, USCIB will join with the National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) and C&M International to host APEC Essentials, a workshop to help participants understand the fundamentals of APEC including its history, objectives, and opportunities. Learn from practical case studies led by industry discussants on how several sectors approach priority issues and leverage the APEC platform.
Digital Partnerships Crucial to Achieve Sustainable Health (12/14/2018) - Business at OECD (BIAC) convened senior representatives from business, the OECD, and governments on December 14 in Paris at its 3rd Annual Forum on Health.
Annual APEC Summit Fails to Reach Consensus (12/5/2018) - The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leadership Summit held its annual summit this year in Papua New Guinea (PNG) November 12-18, but for the first time in the Forum’s history, economies attending failed to reach consensus. The area of contention was around the Multilateral Trade System (MTS) section.

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Michael’s Committees

Intellectual Property - The IP Committee promotes a robust and effective intellectual property framework worldwide that is conducive to global trade and investment.
Product Policy - The International Product Policy Working Group ensures that U.S. products have timely access to markets around the world.
Health Care - The Health Care Committee provides advice to intergovernmental organizations on the economic consequences of national health care policies.
Food and Agriculture - The Food and Agriculture Committee promotes an open and efficient global food system by providing industry expertise to governments and international forums.
APEC Working Group - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Working Group advocates for open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

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