Founder & Principal, America to Africa Consulting, and former President of the U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Jeannine B. Scott is the President of the U.S. – Angola Chamber of Commerce, Founder & Principal of America to Africa Consulting (A2A), LLC. A seasoned professional in the field of humanitarian and economic development work, Ms. Scott brings nearly 30 years of experience in the field of international development, spanning the private, non-profit, multi-lateral agency and US government sectors, both domestically and globally.
From 2003-2010, Ms. Scott served as Senior Vice President of Africare, one of the largest and oldest non-profits focused on Africa, where she oversaw operations in some 24 African countries. Before this Ms. Scott held an appointment from the Clinton Administration as Advisor and Alternate U.S. Executive Director to the Board of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – the largest financial institution on the African continent. Earlier in her career Ms. Scott served a staff member of both the AfDB and Africare, with assignments in Washington, DC, and in several African countries. She held ascending positions in both organizations.
Ms. Scott has been called to serve on a number of advisory boards and high-level working groups such as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) (Co-chair), the Obama Presidential Campaign–Africa Policy Advisory Committee, 2012 & 2008; Advocates for Development Assistance; Howard University Law School, World Food Law Institute; and the African First Ladies Leadership Summits (2009 & 2013), among others. Ms. Scott holds an A.B. from Vassar College in Political Science and Africana Studies and a Master’s in International Relations from Yale University. She has also studied in France, UK and Senegal. Ms. Scott serves on several non-profit boards and is a member of several organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Obama Administration has been committed to attracting investments in Africa and expanding trade opportunities between the United States and Africa. President Obama has prioritized promoting U.S. trade with and investment in Africa, building Africa’s trade capacity, and extending preferential access to the U.S. market for African products. As a result of the Doing Business […]