Trevor J Gunn


Adjunct Professor - Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies


School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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Trevor Gunn
Biography 8/2016

Trevor Gunn is Vice President- International Relations for Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company.

Trevor Gunn was formerly long-time Director of the Commerce Department’s Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS) the clearinghouse for US Government information for doing business in the former Soviet Union.

He has served continuously for the past 22 years, and currently serves, as Adjunct Professor at CERES/School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He is a Vicennial Silver Medalist.

He received his B.A. from University of San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 1992.

He has worked with the Chamber of Commerce of Southern Sweden, Dover Elevator Corporation (now ThyssenKrupp of Germany), International Executive Service Corps and on the staffs of the former San Francisco Mayor and two U.S. Senators from California.

He is the Founder and Chairman of the USA Healthcare Alliance (USAHA).

He co-chairs the U.S. State Department’s Stakeholder Advisory Board on the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility; is an official Trade Advisor to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) in the “Industry Trade Advisory” system of the US Government.

Further, he is a Member of the Board of Directors for the US-Russia Business Council, the Washington Export Council(Washington, D.C.), the Board of Advisers of the Washington International Business Council, the Board of Directors of the Executive Council on Diplomacy and the Board of the Center for Citizens Initiatives(San Francisco). Equally, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine (IOM)’s, "Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health" and is a member of the US Department of Commerce’s District Export Council (Virginia). Finally, he serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Minnesota Carlson Business School's Carlson Global Institute.

Gunn speaks Swedish, French and Russian.

Gunn, his wife and their three children live in Suburban Maryland, a short distance from Washington, D.C.