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

USCIB Congratulates Colombia on Formally Becoming OECD Member (4/30/2020) - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced today that Colombia has formally become an OECD Member as of April 28, 2020. Colombia is the 37th country to do so in the Organization’s near 60-year history.
G20 Trade Ministers Release Statement on COVID-19 (4/2/2020) - The G20 Trade Ministers met virtually on March 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss stepping up cooperation and coordination to protect human life and lay the foundations for a strong economic recovery and a sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth after the crisis. Following the meeting, the Trade Ministers posted a statement.
USCIB Releases 2020 Trade and Investment Policy Priorities (1/14/2020) - Each year the Trade and Investment Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) conducts an extensive consultation process among members in identifying priorities for the coming year.

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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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