Valerie Rouxel-Laxton a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Global Business and Economics Program. She is also a Consultant on economics and development impact at the IFC (International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Group). Before taking on her role at the Atlantic Council, Rouxel-Laxton was Head of Economics and Finance for the EU delegation in the U.S. and prior to that she was Head of Sector, Countries of the G20, for the European Commission. 

She is an international economic affairs specialist, specialised in European integration and global economic trends. She strives to comprehend complex economic matters, communicate clearly to explain technical issues, and to advise on policies when appropriate. In her latest professional role the main goal was to reach out to diverse audiences in the United States and convey analysis and views about the Transatlantic economy. Her daily tasks have been explaining the European economy, and often the political context, to American audiences.



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