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Abiola H. | Elance
 
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Abiola H.

International Trade Policy / Business Consultant
   United States
  |   Washington, DC
  |  8:31 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $37

Aggressive negotiator, policy/business consultant, political scientist, and legal anthropologist with 20+ years of experience 1) consulting on international and European law, business, and policy in trade in goods/services; 2) project management in private/public sectors; 3) writing/researching U.S. and other government's foreign and public policy; 4) writing government/commercial contracts and proposals; 5) responding to RFQs and RFPs; 6) drafting Congressional legislation; 7) negotiating text proposals for inclusion in international...

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Skills (5)

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Negotiation
Project Management
Public Relations
Social Media Marketing
Business Writing

Service Description

Journalist / Blogger / Author: Published articles on WTO and carbon finance, US-Africa trade relations, Zimbabwe's Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Act, environmental degradation in sub-Saharan Africa.

Project Management: In Q3 2011, billed US government clients almost $500,000 for transcription and translation services for current firm, an SME.

Legal Research: Identified 200+ prospective clients for the firm in the ongoing U.S.-E.U. Beef Hormones dispute.

International / EU Law: Between 2007-2009, studied law in London to qualify for legal practice as a UK Barrister. Accepted as a member of Lincoln's Inn.

Negotiations/Policy Development: In 2006, concluded Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Governments of the Philippines, Taiwan.

Negotiations/Lead Strategist: In 2005, served as closing negotiator for the Textiles chapters of the Panama FTA and CAFTA agreement, signed into law in 2005. Concluded other MOUs with Hong Kong & Macau.

Outreach Coordinator/FTAA Policy Analyst: Between 2001-2003, drafted speeches, press releases, and ministerial communiqués on the outcome of FTAA negotiating meetings.

Africa Policy Analyst: Between 1999-2001, produced comparative economic data analysis of sub-Saharan African economies and policies to support the introduction and eventual passage of legislation that increased US-Africa trade in goods and services.

Entrepreneur / Resume Writing: Ongoing. Advise EU-based clients on positioning and marketing their skills...

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Education

School of Oriental and African Studies
LLM in International Comparative & Commercial Law
2008 - 2011
London School of Economics & Political Science
MSc in Law, Anthropology, and Society
2006 - 2007
Howard University
BA in Political Science
1996 - 2000

Keywords

government relations
project management
management consultant
policy consultant
international trade and development
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