Tim Roemer joins APCO Worldwide as senior VP

14 Dec,2011

By A Correspondent


Tim Roemer, formerUSambassador toIndiahas joined APCO Worldwide as senior vice president. Announcing the progression, Founder and CEO Margery Kraus said that Roemer will also serve as a member of APCO’s Global Political Strategies (GPS) and International Advisory Council (IAC) groups, providing strategic counsel to international companies and governments entering global markets and expanding overseas.


“Tim brings a strong background in international trade and investment, education policy and national security,” said Kraus. “We are very pleased that he’s joined our team, and we know he’ll be an integral resource to clients who are looking to create partnerships and business opportunities across growing markets throughout the world.”


“I am pleased that Ambassador Roemer and I will have continued opportunities to collaborate through our work with APCO,” said Lalit Mansingh, IAC and GPS member, who served earlier as Indian ambassador to theUSand as high commissioner to theUnited Kingdom. “I have dedicated my career to promotingIndiaand its role in the global marketplace, and I look forward to partnering with Tim and other senior counsellors to help clients better develop corporate strategies, achieve successful market entry, and identify specific policy and communication challenges.”


In broadening and deepening the US-India partnership, Ambassador Roemer led one ofAmerica’s largest diplomatic missions. Under the leadership of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he oversaw the implementation of several key policies and initiatives, including increasing cooperation, technology transfer and commercial sales in the defence and space industries; signing the Counterterrorism Cooperation Initiative to further expand cooperation in areas such as intelligence and homeland security, money laundering and terrorist financing; and assisting India on its Global Center for Nuclear Energy Partnership. He also emphasized commerce and exports, helping moveIndiafromAmerica’s 25th-largest trading partner to 12th.


“Tim is well-known in Washington as a problem-solver who encourages collaboration and cooperation – valuable traits given the current political environment and the importance of the challenges we face,” said Don Riegle, formerUSsenator and chairman of APCO’s government relations team. “It will be a privilege to work with Tim in his new role.”


“Tim’s experience in effectively identifying and enhancing shared values between India and the US will be crucial as APCO’s operations in India continue to expand,” said Sukanti Ghosh, managing director of APCO in India.


Prior to his diplomatic appointment, Ambassador Roemer served for 12 years in the US House of Representatives. He was a member of the 9/11 Commission and one of the first members of Congress to advocate for a more dynamic and entrepreneurial Department of Homeland Security.

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