Virtual Executive Roundtable with Ambassador Anthony Gardner - America's Transatlantic Trade Policy Post-Election

After having joined us earlier this year, we are pleased to welcome back former U.S. Ambassador to the EU, Anthony Gardner for an executive exchange on America’s transatlantic trade policy post-election.

Being a passionate transatlanticist himself and part of the Biden transition team, we look forward to the Ambassador’s person insight as to how a future Biden Administration would look at Europe when it comes to trade; and in that context also offer an informal analysis of what any future U.S. Administration should look at changing to ensure America’s leadership in the world.

Ambassador Gardner served as Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council in 1994-95. In 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to head the US Mission to the European Union. In his testimony before the Senate on October 31, 2013, he noted that one of his most important objectives would be to “help conclude an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or T-TIP, that will position our economies for success in the 21st century.” He was confirmed by the Senate on February 12, 2014.

Our Speakers

Ambassador Anthony Gardner

Ambassador Gardner has spent more than twenty years of his career advising on U.S.-European affairs, as a government official, lawyer and investor. After a successful career in New York and London, in 2013 he was appointed by President Obama to be US Ambassador to the European Union. In that capacity, he was intimately involved in the transatlantic trade negotiations, as well as data privacy, digital economy, sanctions and energy security.

Anthony served as United States Ambassador to the European Union from March 2014 to January 2017.  Prior to this he was Managing Director at a growth capital private equity firm based in London where he managed financing, legal and tax structuring issues related to the firm’s acquisitions and divestitures.  Previously, Anthony served in senior roles at Bank of America, GE Capital and GE International, all based in London, as well as at international law firms in London, Paris, New York, and Brussels.

Anthony holds a BA in Government from Harvard University, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School. He is also member of the board of directors of Brookfield Business Partners LP and Iberdrola S.A., and senior counsel in the law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where he works in the International Trade and Privacy and Cybersecurity areas. Anthony is also a Senior Advisor to Brunswick Group London.  He is also an adviser to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a member of the advisory boards of the Centre for European Reform, the German Marshall Fund and the European Policy Centre.



Emanuel Adam, Executive Director, 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.

Event Details


Tuesday 6th October


2:00pm – 3:00pm BST (09:00 – 10:00 EDT)