Penelope Naas

Advisor & Board Member, TradeExperettes

UPS President for International Public Affairs and Sustainability, based in Washington DC and previously in Brussels, Belgium. Began UPS career in May 2012, managing the Public Affairs team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region; enhanced governmental understanding of UPS and the issues impacting the logistics industry. 2006-12, worked for Citigroup in the Global Government Affairs team; 2007, relocated to Europe and opened Citigroup’s first government affairs office in Brussels, Belgium; oversaw the various legislative and regulatory issues that arose after the 2008 financial crisis. Started career at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), working for 13 years in various roles, including leading the Office of Europe and creating strategies to help US companies facing market access challenges in Europe, and working in both the Clinton and Bush White Houses on taskforces to pass trade deals. Co-Chair, World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Trade and Investment. Former Member: Board, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union; University of Michigan Alumni Board; American European Community Association; Fulbright Commission for Belgium and Luxembourg. Active in UPS’s Women’s Leadership Development programme. BA in Economics and MA in International Trade and Public Policy, University of Michigan.

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