Katrin Kuhlmann, a global leader and nonprofit executive in the international economic development and trade policy arena, has joined Portland’s International Advisory Council.
As a member of the Advisory Council, Kuhlmann will provide advice to Portland and its global clients on international trade, corporate philanthropy matters and pan-African economic development, advocacy and infrastructure issues.
“We’re delighted to welcome Katrin to our Advisory Council,” announced Tim Allan, Portland founder and Group Managing Director. “For the past decade we have been chosen and trusted by Africa’s most influential leaders and organisations for our unparalleled insight and strategy, as well as our content and delivery approach. Katrin’s internationally recognized reputation across Africa, coupled with her extensive background in international development and trade issues, will be a huge benefit to Portland and our clients.”
“I’m honoured to join Portland’s Advisory Council,” Kuhlmann said. “I look forward to contributing to the firm and advancing their clients’ priorities in the international trade, philanthropy, and developing market sectors. We are at an interesting turning point in international trade and development, which presents great opportunity to design innovative approaches and build new partnerships.”
Kuhlmann is also a member of USTR’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa, the E15 Initiative of the World Economic Forum and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, the CSIS Global Food Security Project, and the Bretton Woods Committee. Her board appointments include the Washington International Trade Association and Malaika Foundation. Katrin frequently writes and speaks on issues of international economic development, rule of law, and trade policy and has testified before Congress on these issues.
“Our multinational team and clients have much to gain from Katrin’s experience. Her unique reach and insider perspectives on global trade and economic development issues will be significant resources to the influential philanthropists, business and political leaders we serve,” said David MacKay, Senior Partner and General Manager of Portland’s US operation.
Kuhlmann joins a distinguished, high-level group of international business, media, former government and non-profit leaders on Portland’s International Advisory Council. For full biographies of our new and existing advisory council members visit our people page.