Shaun Donnelly

Shaun Donnelly

Senior Advisor

Until his retirement from USCIB in April 2020, Shaun Donnelly led USCIB’s work on foreign investment policy, treatment of multinational and state-owned enterprises and financial services. In retirement, he now serves as a part-time Senior Advisor to USCIB leadership. A career diplomat in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service, Donnelly joined USCIB’s Washington office in 2011 after a thirty-six-year career in U.S. government service. With USCIB, Donnelly became a leading spokesman around the world for U.S. and international business on international investment policy issues.

In his State Department career, Donnelly served as U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Deputy Ambassador in Mali and Tunisia, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (the third highest economic policy position in the Department) and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative in charge of Europe and the Middle East. After retiring from the State Department in 2008, Donnelly held senior positions at 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

Foreign Direct Investment More Important Than Ever During Health and Economic Crisis (12/2/2020) - USCIB Senior Advisor Shaun Donnelly was up early on Thanksgiving morning, participating virtually as a panelist in the annual International Investment Agreements (IIA) Experts conference organized in Geneva by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
US Nominates Liddell for OECD Secretary General (11/4/2020) - The United States government formally nominated Chris Liddell on October 20 to be the next Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the influential Paris-based thirty-seven-member international economic policy group.  Current OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria’s third five-year term will expire mid-2021. The selection process is underway with multiple candidates nominated, headed toward a final selection in early 2021. 

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