Join USBACC via teleconference from the comfort of your office for a chit chat with, Mr. Jim Wilson, Senior Coordinator for Trade Promotion and Commercial Affairs Office of Economic and Policy Staff, Bureau of African Affairs United States Department of State. To listen to the teleconference, click here to get instructions.
About Mr. Jim Wilson
Since August 2011 Mr. Wilson has served as the State Department African Bureau’s principal point of contact on trade promotion and commercial issues with Sub-Saharan Africa. He also provides programmatic support of the African Growth and Opportunity Act which aims to expand U.S. trade and investment with Sub-Saharan Africa to stimulate economic growth. Jim brings broad international experience to this position having worked as a Foreign Service officer at both the Departments of State and Commerce. He served as Commercial Counselor at U.S. Embassies in Poland, Spain, Argentina, Turkey and Kenya. Washington assignments included a detail at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as Director for South American Affairs and at the Commerce Department as Regional Director for Europe and as the Director of the Office of Energy, Infrastructure and Industrial Machinery. His initial Foreign Service assignment was as the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi. Mr. Wilson graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in International Relations and Economics. He was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia.