Geoffrey Jackson, Director for Policy and Program and Regional Director for East Asia Region
Geoffrey Jackson serves as the Director for Policy and Program and Regional Director for East Asia Region at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). In this capacity, Mr. Jackson advises USTDA's Director on international trade and foreign assistance matters, and makes recommendations for possible USTDA program assistance to support U.S. policy objectives. He also supervises the agency's five regional teams and directs its program in East Asia.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Jackson served as USTDA's Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. Previously, he was the agency's Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe, and has served as the Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East.
Before joining USTDA in 1990, Mr. Jackson held positions in the Economic Development and International Trade Administrations of the U.S. Department of Commerce. These assignments involved multilateral development bank issues, commercial trade dispute settlement, country assignments, trade policy and international trade promotion. Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Mr. Jackson worked for the U.S. Coast Guard.