Co-Founder & Senior Advisor, Global Innovation Forum
President, National Foreign Trade Council
Jake Colvin is President of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), the leading business association dedicated to advancing the interests of U.S. companies in the global economy. As President, Jake leads efforts to advance global commerce through the promotion of international trade and tax policies that contribute to economic growth and job creation. He oversees NFTC’s work to strengthen the rules, norms and key institutions that enable access to the global economy, and to emphasize the role of trade in addressing shared challenges.
He is a Co-Founder of the Global Innovation Forum (GIF), which engages a global network of small businesses, nonprofit leaders and government officials to explore the role of technology and trade policies and programs in fostering resilience and inclusive growth. From 2014 until 2021, he served as GIF’s Executive Director.