Paul is the Director, Office of Finance and Insurance Industry for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Paul is responsible for developing and executing policy, analysis, and promotion initiatives for the International Trade Administration pertaining to finance and insurance, trade and project finance, impact investing, and access to finance. Goals include expansion of financial services exports, attracting FDI to the United States, and developing cooperative programs with international partners in support of new and innovative mechanisms to expand access to finance. Work includes strategic analysis pertaining to the for benefit business sector and formulating solutions to facilitate inclusive capitalism.
Paul is also a Department of Commerce fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center researching international trade and investment policy issues including inclusive capitalism, impact investment, international trade in services, and financial technology. Link to published articles. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/person/paul-thanos
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