Virginia A. Weil

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Virginia A. Weil (Vicki) joined The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) in May 1997 as Senior Vice President and head of the Washington office. Ms. Weil directs BCIU’s U.S. and foreign government relations, program development, commercial training functions and membership services. BCIU, a not-for-profit business association founded in 1959, is dedicated to supporting and furthering America’s business leadership in the global marketplace. Accordingly, BCIU advances its member companies’ commercial interests by facilitating dialogue and action between the business community and U.S. and foreign governments.

Prior to joining BCIU, Ms. Weil was Assistant Vice President for Government Liaison in the Washington office of Edison Mission Energy. Her responsibilities included facilitating and expanding the use of multilateral and bilateral lending programs and political risk insurance, promoting regulatory reform overseas in support of Edison Mission Energy’s projects and providing country risk assessments.

From 1990-1995, Ms. Weil was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International in the firm’s Communications Group, with a focus on international government liaison for the U.S. firm’s industry groups. While with Deloitte, Ms. Weil managed a project underwritten by the firm and sponsored by the Business Council for International Understanding to design and deliver commercial training for U.S. Foreign Service personnel.

Ms. Weil previously served in the Finance Department of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) where she was responsible for all phases of project lending to U.S. private sector investors in international projects. Prior to her work at OPIC, Ms. Weil was a financial analyst at Sears World Trade, Inc.

Ms. Weil earned an MBA degree in Finance from George Washington University and a BA in Government from Wheaton College, MA. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wheaton College. She has previously served on boards and advisory councils for a number of institutions focusing on business, women’s and social service issues.