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Carl B. Kress, Regional Director, East Asia / Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia

Carl B. Kress

Regional Director, East Asia / Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia

Carl B. Kress is Regional Director for the East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia Regions of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). As Regional Director, Mr. Kress is responsible for developing and implementing the USTDA economic development program throughout these regions. He is also the agency's Energy Sector Worldwide Team Leader.

Before joining the agency, he held legal and legislative positions in government and the private sector. His previous experience includes serving as counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission and as an attorney with the law firm McDermott, Will & Emery where he focused on international trade matters.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Kress received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds a master's degree in German law from the University of Hamburg, Germany.