Peter Rashish has over 25 years of engagement as a transatlantic policy entrepreneur – as a senior executive of the world’s largest business federation, a strategic advisor to major international companies, and as a consultant to international organizations, think tanks and foundations.
Currently Senior Advisor for Trade and Transatlantic Relations at Transnational Strategy Group LLC, Mr. Rashish earlier served as Vice President for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he was the senior Chamber official with responsibility for crafting and implementing strategies to promote the interests of Chamber members in the transatlantic market. He spearheaded the Chamber’s advocacy for an ambitious and comprehensive trade agreement between the United States and the European Union, which has been officially launched as the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,” and developed new engagements in the continent’s emerging markets.
Previously, Mr. Rashish has served as an executive with several Washington-based international advisory firms, as Executive Vice President of the European Institute, on the Paris-based staff of the International Energy Agency, and as a consultant to the World Bank, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Atlantic Council, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Mr. Rashish has testified on the Eurozone and U.S-European economic relations before the House Financial Services subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade and the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia.
Mr. Rashish is a Senior Fellow (Nonresident) at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University, a Senior Advisor to the European Policy Centre in Brussels, a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and has served on the faculty of the Salzburg Global Seminar and as a guest lecturer at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
He earned his B.A. from Harvard College and an M.Phil. in international relations from Oxford University. He speaks French, German, Italian, and Spanish.