Event Details

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Global Health: Roundtable Discussion with Scott Pozil, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Beijing

Event Information

Date & time

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
12:30 pm ‑ 2:00 pm




Victor Duncan at (202) 848-1007 or

This event is an off-the-record, private sector-led briefing session with representatives from BCIU's Global Health & Nutrition Working Group.

Venue details will be provided upon registration.

For more information, please contact Victor Duncan at or at 202-848-1007.



Scott Pozil is the Principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. Previously, he was the Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, where he managed a team of Commercial Officers and developed commercial programs and initiatives with an aim to increase U.S. exports and inbound investment to the United States. Mr. Pozil joined the Foreign Commercial Service in February 2001. Mr. Pozil most recently served as the Deputy Chief of the Commercial Section at the American Institute in Taiwan from 2011 to 2013. He also served as the Senior Commercial Officer in Sofia, Bulgaria from 2008 to 2011, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer in Singapore from 2003 2007, and the Commercial Liaison Officer to the African Development Bank and acting SCO of the Commercial Section Abidjan from 2001 to 2003. He was responsible for assisting U.S. companies in pursuing commercial opportunities with the African Development Bank and in West & Central Africa.

Mr. Pozil joined the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1996 as a Presidential Management Intern (PMI). He worked as an international trade specialist in the Trade Information Center (TIC) from 1996 to 1997, and then in the Middletown, CT Export Assistance Center from 1997 to 2001.

Mr. Pozil received a PhD in Public Administration from Walden University in 2015, a Masters in Public Administration from American University in 1996, and a Bachelor of Arts from Lake Forest College in 1993. In 1994, he served as Fulbright Scholar in Zimbabwe, where he worked for an economist, and wrote and presented a paper on "The Commercial Banking Sector in Zimbabwe.”