President and CEO, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
Peter Robinson is United States Council International Business (USCIB)'s 15th president. USCIB, founded in 1945, is a policy advocacy and trade services organisation dedicated to promoting an open system of global commerce in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment. As an American affiliate of the leading international business organisations, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organisation of Employers, and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide. Mr Robinson previously served as USCIB's Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. He helped establish some of USCIB's key practice areas, including e-commerce and customs/trade facilitation, and he has extensive experience with USCIB's global network of business affiliates. Mr Robinson has also had long-time involvement in the field of international education. He served as director of the inbound division at the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), an international educational travel company, and served on the boards of directors of AFS (American Field Service) Intercultural Programs, AFS-USA and of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. A Certified Association Executive, Mr Robinson holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and German from the University of Delaware and studied at the University of Vienna on a Rotary International Scholarship. He received his master's degree from Columbia University's School of International Affairs. Mr Robinson lives in Fairfield, Connecticut. He and his wife Kristin have 2 daughters and a son.