Senior Commercial Officer
During his 17 years with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Stewart Ballard has helped U.S. exporters succeed in winning new business in India, Kuwait, the 15 Member States of the European Union and, most recently, in 35 Asia Pacific developing countries that are members of the Asian Development Bank.
Mr. Ballard has worked especially closely with U.S. firms in the following sectors: high technology and professional business advisory services (India); energy (Kuwait); and environment, energy, transportation and healthcare (European Union & Asian Development Bank countries). During his current assignment in Hong Kong for four years from August 2004 on, Mr. Ballard will look forward to working with U.S. firms to help them take advantage of new business opportunities in Hong Kong, China and other Asia/Pacific countries.
Mr. Ballard has received both the Bronze Medal and the Quarterly Star award from the International Trade Administration. His employment background includes eight years of private-sector experience in intellectual property law; international banking; international freight forwarding; and import-export.
His educational background includes a B.A. in Political Science (with honors) from the University of California at Berkeley; an M.A. in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); and a J.D. from Tulane University. His educational background abroad includes graduate work at SAISís Bologna Center in Bologna, Italy; and graduate work (in French) on European Union law at the University of Nancy II in Nancy, France. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
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