BritishAmerican Business is pleased to welcome the new Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs for the U.S. Embassy London and invites her to join a virtual roundtable with senior officials at the U.S. Embassy, allowing BAB to introduce key members of the BAB Policy Steering Committee and BAB Policy Group. This discussion will also allow for selected Members to offer a short business ‘report out’ on Brexit, the UK-US FTA negotiations and the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the BAB business community in the UK.
Virtual Roundtable with Caryn McClelland, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy London
Caryn R. McClelland, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy London
Caryn R. McClelland began her assignment as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at Embassy London in August 2020. Previously, Ms. McClelland served as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in Vietnam; the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in Washington, DC; the Deputy Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Riga, Latvia; and as the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, Indonesia, covering the Eastern half of the Indonesian archipelago from East Java to the Malukus, including the U.S. Consular Agency in Bali. She also served as the Political-Economic Counselor in Baku, Azerbaijan; the Deputy Economic Counselor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the sole Political-Economic Officer in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; as a Consular Officer in Dublin, Ireland; and as a Senior Advisor to the Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy and as the Eurasia Regional Energy Officer in Washington.
She received master’s degrees from the National War College at the National Defense University and San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA. Ms. McClelland studied Latvian, Indonesian, and Russian.
Emanuel Adam, Executive Director London, BritishAmerican Business
Emanuel Adam is Executive Director of BritishAmerican Business in London. He is also Director of Policy & Trade at BritishAmerican Business (BAB) with its presence in the UK and the US, and oversees the policy & trade support for the chapters of the British-American Business Council (BABC) across the UK and the US.
In his role as Executive Director, Emanuel oversees the day to day operations of the London office including Membership and Events. In his role as Director of Policy & Trade, Emanuel is responsible for the development and execution of the organisation’s policy advocacy and trade & investment portfolio. He represents leading transatlantic businesses with Governments in the US and the UK.
Emanuel’s work is regularly featured and quoted on matters relating to trade and investment. He has been widely recognized for his trade outreach campaign work on transatlantic trade and investment.
Before assuming his current position, Emanuel worked at BritishAmerican Business as Analyst, Policy and Public Affairs Manager and Head of Policy & Trade. Prior to joining BAB, Emanuel was a Policy Advisor at the Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC) and EU Administrator at the former TransAtlantic Business Dialogue (TABD), in Brussels.
Emanuel holds a MA in Public Policy and Administration from University of Potsdam, Germany; further academic institutions he studied at include the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany; Sciences at Sciences Po Paris, France, and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, US. Emanuel is an Alumni of the Foundation of German Business (SDW) and the Fulbright Commission.
Emanuel is a German-born national, fluent in German, English and French.