Global Innovation Forum Welcomes New Deputy Director 

Jan 25, 2016

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Washington, D.C. – The Global Innovation Forum (GIF) at the National Foreign Trade Council announces the appointment of Kaveri Marathe to the position of Deputy Director. In her role, Marathe will work closely with GIF’s Executive Director Jake Colvin to connect startup, development and university leaders with corporations and public policymakers to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with engaging in the global marketplace in the digital age.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kaveri aboard. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Global Innovation Forum and she will help scale up our efforts to create a unique network of stakeholders in global trade and innovation,” said Colvin.

Marathe holds a B.A. in Journalism and Art History from New York University and a M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She started her career in journalism working in New York City for publications including Travel+Leisure Magazine and Manhattan community newspaper WestView. In 2011, she moved to Washington, DC to begin her Master’s degree and, during that time, she served as a fellow with both the U.S. Department of Commerce and UNESCO in Paris. She most recently worked for Xyntéo, a sustainability consultancy firm based in Oslo, Norway.


About the Global Innovation Forum

The Global Innovation Forum (GIF) is dedicated to fostering a better understanding of the policy foundations that underpin the ability of startups, researchers, universities, NGOs and companies of all sizes to innovate and engage globally in the digital age. Through public forums, private workshops and online activities, GIF connects innovative business, startup, university and development communities to explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in the international marketplace and the impact that public policies can have on global innovation. GIF is a project of the National Foreign Trade Council Foundation.