Donnelly Joins USCIB as Vice President of Investment and Financial Services

Shaun Donnelly
Shaun Donnelly

New York, N.Y., September 7, 2011Shaun Donnelly, a career diplomat who has held several senior executive branch posts, has joined the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a pro-trade group representing America’s top global companies, as vice president for investment and financial services.

“Shaun Donnelly comes to USCIB at a critical time for investment policy around the world,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson.  “America’s future prosperity depends on opening up new markets for investment, trade and technological know-how.  Shaun’s wealth of experience at the State Department, USTR and in the Washington business community, and his top-notch reputation in commercial diplomacy, will ensure that USCIB continues to play a leadership role in crafting sensible policies that ensure fair competition and a level playing field, both at home and around the world.”

Founded in 1945, USCIB works to advance U.S. industry positions globally through a unique network of overseas business groups and official standing in a number of intergovernmental bodies, including the OECD and the International Labor Organization.  It has been at the forefront of efforts to foster investment-friendly policies in the United States and other countries, and its policy advocacy activities touch on many aspects of multinational business practice and regulation.

Mr. Donnelly will work out of USCIB’s Washington, D.C. office, reporting to Senior Vice President Rob Mulligan.  He 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, Mr. 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 B.A. from Lawrence University.

Mr. Donnelly succeeds Stephen Canner, a former Treasury Department official who will remain affiliated with USCIB as a senior advisor.  “We are very grateful for Steve Canner’s energetic service with USCIB these past 16 years, and we are glad we will continue to benefit from his expertise,” said Mr. Robinson.

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation.  Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world.  With a unique global network encompassing the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at


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