- Vice President, International Strategy and Partnerships, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josh Kram, vice president of international strategy and partnerships at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, manages external affairs, strategic partnership development, and cross-cutting new growth initiatives. Kram also directs work on emerging trade and technology policy issues, oversees programs with senior government officials and business leaders, and heads the U.S.-Israel Business Council.
Kram previouslyoversaw a practice area at the Chamber focused on markets in the Middle East where he advised corporate leaders on regulatory issues and political risk. In addition, he launched the Middle East Commercial Center, a public-private partnership promoting greater regional economic integration and trade with the U.S.
Before joining the Chamber, Kram founded Foxhall Strategies Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm where he oversaw digital, policy, and public affairs campaigns as well as research and advisory projects on economic policy.
Earlier in his career, Kram led the Washington office for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a $400 million global humanitarian and economic development NGO. There he established the organization’s public policy operations and guided its advocacy efforts.
Kram has conducted extensive research and has written on the topics of innovation and entrepreneurship. He collaborated on two books relating to these topics: Startup Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle and The Great Entrepreneurial Divide: The Winning Tactics of Successful Entrepreneurs.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida and holds an M.B.A. from Emory University, where he was a Goizueta Leadership Fellow. He is a Truman National Security Fellow.