Diana Rodriguez leads BAFT’s global government relations strategy, focusing on prudential, regulatory, and global trade policy matters.
Her advocacy portfolio includes Libor transition, Basel III implementation and multilateral trade policy. She coordinates joint advocacy with partner trade associations and other global stakeholders to advance BAFT policy priorities.
Prior to joining BAFT, Diana served in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor for International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
There, she advised the SBA Administrator on a global portfolio of trade policy and trade finance matters, and oversaw the Agency’s global entrepreneurship promotion efforts in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Before that, she served as a Director in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s International Affairs Division leading trade policy efforts in Mexico.
Earlier in her career she worked at international affairs think tanks, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.