- Director, International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Isabelle Icso, director of international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, advocates for the Chamber’s international trade and investment priorities before the administration, Congress, and foreign governments. She focuses on U.S.-China relations, efforts surrounding the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, Russia-related sanctions, and the World Trade Organization, among others. Icso works alongside leaders in the International Affairs Division to execute advocacy actions with a country or region-specific focus.
Before joining the Chamber, Icso was a trade and tax policy analyst with D.C. investment firm Height Capital Markets where she analyzed policy moves and market implications.
Earlier in her career, she was a reporter with Inside U.S. Trade for roughly five years. There her coverage focused on Capitol Hill activity, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and Trade Promotion Authority. In addition, she covered U.S. trade talks with Japan, Korea, and Brazil as well as international summits like the G20, G7, and OECD.
Icso also has experience with the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee where she provided in-depth research on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in international business at the University of Rochester and her master’s from the Simon Business School there. She resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband.