Tim Bennett, Director-General/CEO of TABC, has held senior positions in the U.S. Government (Office of the U.S. Trade Representative), including as a lead U.S. negotiator in multilateral trade negotiations (Uruguay Round) in Geneva, as chief negotiator for bilateral trade and investment issues with Mexico leading up to NAFTA, as chairman of five inter-agency trade policy committees, and as the U.S. Trade Attaché in the U.S. Mission to the European Union. He also served in the private sector as a senior executive in both large and small technology industry trade organizations. During Bennett’s career, he has spoken at more than 300 conferences, seminars and industry groups in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and China; testified several times before the U.S. Congress; spoken before the Friends of TTIP group and before the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament; addressed the TTIP Working Group of the European Economic and Social Committee; co-authored three books and had numerous articles published; and appeared on numerous occasions on radio and TV to comment on matters of international political economy and cybersecurity.
Bennett holds a B.A. (Magna cum Laude) in Political Science and French from DePauw University and an M.A. (with High Honors) in International Affairs from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. He earned a certificate in European Studies from The Bologna Center, SAIS, Bologna, Italy, and was a Rotary Foundation International Scholar at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Universite d’Aix-Marseille, France.
Head of Brussels Office
Justine Korwek is the Head of the Brussels Office for the Trans-Atlantic Business Council. She manages the Brussels office and spearheads policy outreach efforts with member companies, government officials, the European Parliament, other industry associations, and civil society groups. Following TABC’s creation in 2013, she served first in TABC’s Brussels office and more recently in the Washington office. Previously, Justine was the Brussels representative of the European American Business Council. Prior to this position, she worked in the European Parliament for James Elles MEP (UK), while focusing on transatlantic relations. She was awarded a BA degree in International Studies from DePaul University (U.S.), and an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Kent in Brussels (UK). She is a native of Poland and also an American citizen.