David E. Lewis
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program
Expertise: Africa, Americas, Caribbean, Economics, Energy and Sustainability, Food and Agriculture, Global Economic Governance, Governance and Rule of Law, Innovation and New Energy Sources, International Development, North America, South America, Trade and International Business
Associated Programs: Americas ProgramDavid Lewis is vice president of Manchester Trade Ltd, an international business advisory firm in Washington, D.C., and has 25 years of experience in international trade and investment advising, working with governments, businesses, and international organizations in the Caribbean and Latin America. His areas of expertise include trade liberalization and free trade agreements (FTAs), regional integration, investment regimes and investment promotion, export promotion, the services sector, and the manufacturing and free trade sectors, especially textile and apparel manufacturing in Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) countries. He has provided technical support to governments and businesses in trade negotiations and integration processes, such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), bilateral FTAs including the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Dr. Lewis has served as assistant secretary of state of Puerto Rico, director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Caribbean Policy Project in Antigua, and deputy executive director of Caribbean/Latin American Action (C/LAA). He is a trustee of Caribbean/Central American Action (C/CAA). Dr. Lewis received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and holds a B.A. from Brandeis University and an honors degree from the University of the West Indies/Jamaica.