The Boeing Institute of International Business Hosts the Scottish Government’s Senior Diplomat in the Americas

On Wednesday, September 12, the John Cook School of Business Boeing Institute of International Business will host Donnie Jack, currently the Scottish government’s senior diplomat in the Americas based in Washington, D.C. He will give a special presentation, “Scotland Is Open for Business.”

On September 18th, the people of Scotland will decide whether their country will become an independent nation or remain as part of the United Kingdom. Scotland is fast becoming a global economic leader in energy, financial services, tech and innovation, science, tourism, food and drink.  Mr. Jack will be in St. Louis to address Scotland’s upcoming independence referendum, his country’s emergence on the world economic stage, partnerships and opportunities Scotland provides for companies and organizations around the world. In particular, Scotland values relations with the United States and hopes to see further collaborations developed and enhanced. 

Currently, Mr. Jack is the Scottish Affairs Counsellor for the Americas—the Scottish government’s most senior diplomat in the region. As a career civil servant, Mr. Jack has worked in various Scottish Government directorates over the years including: fisheries, police, inward investment and enterprise, health, and sport.  In addition to major policy-making roles, he has also worked at the center of Scottish Government.  This has included supporting the Scottish Cabinet and its Sub-Committees as well as two periods in the role of Private Secretary (Chief of Staff) to two Cabinet Ministers.

For more information and to register for the event, visit: business.slu.edu/scotland.

About the Boeing Institute of International Business

Established in 1984, the John Cook School of Business Boeing Institute of International Business offers a breadth of global business resources for students, alumni, the business community, faculty, government and professional organizations.

The Institute was named in 1999, in recognition of a grant from the Boeing-McDonnell Foundation. Dr. Seung Kim spearheaded the formation of the Institute, and serves as the director. The Institute offers many learning opportunities focusing on international business at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, in addition to events, professional programs and a global research and data center.

To learn more about the Boeing Institute of International Business, visit: biib.slu.edu

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