Shaun Donnelly

Shaun Donnelly

Senior Adviser
Tel: 202.682.1221

Shaun Donnelly oversees USCIB’s work on foreign investment policy, treatment of multinational enterprises, financial services and anti-corruption. A career diplomat who has held several senior executive branch posts and joined USCIB in 2011, Donnelly leads business efforts to open markets abroad for American investment and financial services, and to promote high standards of protection for cross-border investment, both in the United States and overseas.

Donnelly brings to USCIB over 30 years’ experience with the U.S. Department of State in a wide range of roles including: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs; U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka; Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia; and a detail as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East. After retiring from the State Department in 2008, Donnelly held positions with the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University.

Helpful links:
USCIB Financial Services Committee:
https://www.uscib.org/financial-services-ud-819/
USCIB Trade and Investment Committee:
https://www.uscib.org/trade-and-investment-ud-829/

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Recent Articles by Shaun

USCIB Welcomes a Changing of the Guard at US Mission to OECD (9/9/2020) - Late summer is traditionally turnover season at U.S. diplomatic missions overseas, according to U.S. Ambassador (ret.) Shaun Donnelly, who serves as senior adviser at USCIB. Pandemic notwithstanding, 2020 is no exception. For USCIB, a key move is at the U.S. Mission to the OECD in Paris. Andrew Havilland is wrapping up three years as chargé d’affaires (i.e. acting Ambassador) at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  Three years ago, Havilland arrived in Paris as deputy chief of mission (DCM) at the OECD but for three years, no U.S. Ambassador has been confirmed. 
USCIB Supports Respect for Arbitration Awards in U.S. GSP Program (2/3/2020) - USCIB went on the record at the January 30 Public Hearing of the USTR-led interagency Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Subcommittee, supporting respect for the GSP eligibility criteria, specifically the need for “respecting and enforcing international arbitral awards.”
Donnelly Pushes for Strong Investment Protections at UNCTAD (11/19/2019) - USCIB Vice President Shaun Donnelly led a small but vocal team of international business representatives at the November 13 annual High-Level Experts Group on International Investment Agreements (IIAs) at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.

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Financial Services - The Financial Services Committee promotes financial stability and an effective regulatory and supervisory framework for global financial markets.

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