Anne Pence, a non-lawyer, provides clients with strategic advice to support their international business success in developed and emerging markets. She advises on international investment, corporate responsibility, public governance, trade and sanctions, project development and implementation, infrastructure and transportation, climate change and sustainability, and global health and pharmaceutical policy issues. A former international policy advisor to State Department and White House leadership, she has expertise on major OECD and emerging economies and developing countries and regions.
Ms. Pence has provided guidance and solutions to international energy and extractives companies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America; advised and represented coalitions of major global consumer product companies on global standards and policies with UN agencies and the OECD; assisted hedge funds and financial entities in assessing and managing market risk; advised on business opportunities and conditions in the Middle East; and supported efforts by major pharmaceutical companies to operate in and serve lower income markets and populations.
Ms. Pence previously served as a senior policy advisor to two Under Secretaries and a Deputy Secretary of State on G8 (including on Africa, the Middle East, counter-terrorism, and climate change), the G20, and international economic and development policies and strategies. She also helped launch the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and was posted in Africa as a USAID Mission economist. Ms. Pence has extensive experience with complex negotiations and position development, and experience and relationships with major international organizations, including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), UN agencies and the OECD, and knows the civil society, think-tank and philanthropic stakeholders involved on international issues.