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John Danilovich was appointed Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in June 2014.

Mr. Danilovich is a global business leader with extensive experience in trade-related issues. He has also served as an international diplomat.

In a career spanning several decades, Danilovich held a range of senior roles in the international maritime industry—including executive board positions in a number of companies. He also served as the US Ambassador to Brazil and to Costa Rica, and from 2005-2009 was the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation—an innovative and successful foreign aid programme.

In addition to his role at ICC, his current positions include: Board Member of the International Advisory Council for the Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, DC); Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York); Member of the North American Advisory Council of Chatham House (United Kingdom); and Member of the Board of Directors at d’Amico International Shipping.

Mr. Danilovich attended The Choate School, received a BA in Political Science from Stanford (’72) and an MA in International Relations from the University of Southern California (London) (’81).

As Secretary General of ICC, Mr. Danilovich has led a successful expansion of the world business organization’s activities—including the launch of a groundbreaking professional development programme, the ICC Academy—as well leading business engagement in key global processes on trade, sustainable development and climate change. Under Mr. Danilovich’s leadership, ICC was granted Observer Status at the United Nations General Assembly—providing business with a direct voice at the UN for the first time.

2017 Forum

  • 13.35 / 14.05Panel
    Commissioners’ Conversation: Aligning Businesses with the Sustainable Development Goals