ELS social ministerial meeting › United States, Ginger Ehn Lew, Senior Counselor to the White House National Economic Council
Ms. Lew is Senior Counselor to the White House National Economic Council. She provides economic policy advice on a broad range of matters that impact small businesses including financial products and policies; commercialization and technology transfer; and procurement In addition she chairs the White House Interagency Taskforce on Regional Innovation Clusters.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Lew was the managing partner of a communications venture capital fund, and a venture advisor to an early stage venture fund.
Under the Clinton Administration, Ms. Lew was the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Small Business Administration where she provided day to day management and operational oversight of a $42 billion loan portfolio. Before joining SBA, Ms. Lew was the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce where she specialized in international trade issues. Ms. Lew was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate for both positions.
In addition to being a venture capitalist, tor the past ten years, Ms. Lew was Chairman and board member of an investment fund based in Europe, and Co-Chair and a member of the Listing Council of a major stock exchange. She has served on the boards of publicly traded companies, private companies and not profit organizations.