Peter Rashish has over 25 years of engagement as a trade and transatlantic policy entrepreneur – as a senior executive of the world’s largest business federation, a strategic advisor to major international companies, a leader of a Washington-based policy organization, and as a consultant to foundations.
Most recently he served as Vice President for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he was the senior Chamber official with responsibility for crafting and implementing strategies to promote the interests of Chamber members in the transatlantic market. He spearheaded the Chamber’s advocacy for an ambitious and comprehensive trade agreement between the United States and the European Union, which has been officially launched as the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,” and developed new engagements in the continent’s emerging markets.
Previously, Mr. Rashish has served as an executive with several Washington-based international advisory firms, as Executive Vice President of the European Institute, on the Paris-based staff of the International Energy Agency, and as a consultant to the World Bank, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Atlantic Council, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Mr. Rashish has testified on the Eurozone and U.S-European economic relations before the House Financial Services subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade and the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia.
Mr. Rashish is the Director of the Geoeconomics Program at the Washington-based American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University, a Senior Advisor to the European Policy Centre in Brussels, and has been a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Seminar and a guest lecturer at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He serves on the Board of Advisers of the American Security Project and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
He earned his B.A. from Harvard College and an M.Phil. in international relations from Oxford University. He speaks French, German, Italian, and Spanish.