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Jeff Phillips currently serves as a Country Manager for the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). In this capacity, Mr. Phillips is responsible for business development, project preparation and evaluation, and supervision of USTDA activities in the region. He also serves on the agency's global Traditional Energy and Power Sector Team.

Prior to joining USTDA, Mr. Phillips served as an official in the U.S. Department of Commerce focused on trade with China and energy & environmental industries.  He also served in the U.S. Senate, worked in energy technology, and received a Fulbright grant to teach in Taiwan.

Mr. Phillips holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, as well as a B.A. from the University of Denver in Political Science.