Rosa M. Whitaker
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor's and Master's degrees, American University, Washington DC. Formerly: Assistant US Trade Representative for Africa in the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton; developed and implemented African Growth and Opportunity Act and other bilateral and multilateral trade policy initiatives towards Africa. Founder, Whitaker Group. Vice-Chair, US-South Africa Business Council. Recipient of awards including: Woman of the Year in International Trade, Women in International Trade Organization (2002); Award for Promoting US-Africa Trade Relations, Africa-America Institute (2001); Annual Achievement Award, US Association of Importers of Textile and Apparel (2000); inducted to Hall of Fame for Trade, Consumers for World Trade (2003).