Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky
Senior International Partner,
Director since: 2001
Ambassador Barshefsky has been Senior International Partner at the law firm of WilmerHale, LLP, in Washington, D.C. since September 2001. From March 1997 to January 2001, Ambassador Barshefsky was the United States Trade Representative, the chief trade negotiator and principal trade policymaker for the United States and a member of the President’s Cabinet. Ambassador Barshefsky is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In the past five years, Ambassador Barshefsky also served as a director of the Council on Foreign Relations.
As a result of her long-standing career in the public sector, Ambassador Barshefsky brings to the Board unique and invaluable insight with respect to public policy and international matters. Additionally, Ambassador Barshefsky has significant corporate governance experience from serving on a number of public company boards of directors and board committees.