Ann M. Low
Ann Low is Deputy Director of the Office of Investment Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. She has extensive experience in multilateral and economic affairs. Ann currently represents the United States on the Investment Committee of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and on the Bureau of the OECD Working Party on State Ownership and Privatization Practices. She spearheaded a partnership between UNCTAD and Global Entrepreneurship Week to develop the new Global Enterprise Registration portal (www.GER.co).
GER’s mission is to make business registration easier, everywhere. Ann’s office works to improve the climate for international investment, so that it best supports economic growth, development, and job creation in the U.S. and abroad. Previously, Ann served as Deputy Director of the Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, where she doubled the State Department’s support for anti-counterfeiting public affairs campaigns and launched the State Department’s annual Innovation Ambassadors’ partnership with First Lego League.
Ann’s previous assignments include representing the U.S. at UNCTAD in Geneva, serving as lead U.S. negotiator for the Accra Accord, representing the U.S. at the International Trade Center in Geneva, representing the U.S. at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York and serving as the U.S. representative to the UN Development Program (UNDP) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in New York. Ann served as the Director of Public Affairs at Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Singapore, and later represented the U.S. on the Budget and Management Committee for APEC, where she spearheaded implementation of the Framework for Integration of Women in APEC. Early in her career Ann worked on humanitarian disasters and facilitated the establishment of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Ann graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and has a Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She has served as a visiting Diplomat and adjunct Professor at Columbia University.
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