Wilson Center Projects
Promoting Security, Trade & Innovation
Alexander Botting has extensive experience in international policy, having executed advocacy campaigns on technology policy issues in more than 50 countries, spanning five continents. He most recently served as director for global regulatory cooperation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he led initiatives in the areas of cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and regulatory cooperation.
During his tenure at the Chamber, Alexander launched its global cybersecurity and law enforcement access initiatives, championing an enabling policy environment for trade and the digital economy on behalf of several dozen member companies. He also provided guidance to senior Chamber and member company executives on technology policy issues, while managing relationships with officials in the White House, Department of Commerce, Department of State, and Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Before joining the Chamber, Alexander spent two years in Chicago as a consultant at a leading provider for global business intelligence and strategic market analysis, where he worked with a range of Fortune 500 companies to create international expansion and product development strategies. Prior to that, Alexander worked for three years at a government affairs firm in Washington, DC, where he served as the director of international affairs. He advocated for client interests within multilateral institutions and through direct engagement with both U.S. and foreign government officials.
Alexander has written op-eds on a range of international issues and has been a featured speaker at the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts Regional Consultation, APEC Senior Officials Meeting, as well as events in Brussels, London, Washington, Singapore, Tokyo, and Brasilia