Kati Suominen

Adjunct Fellow, Europe Program
Expertise: Economics, Europe

Kati Suominen is an adjunct fellow with the CSIS Europe Program; the founder and CEO of both the equity crowd-funding platform TradeUp Capital Fund and the trade research firm Nextrade Group, LLC; and an adjunct professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. She previously served as a fellow at the German Marshall Fund and as trade economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. She has authored over 80 articles and 9 books and is now working on her 10th, Globalization 4.0: How Disruptive Technologies Reshape Business and Policy in the Hyperconnected World. She has provided commentary in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, BBC, CSPAN, CNN, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Politico, USA Today, Time, Economist Intelligence Unit, and U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Suominen chairs a global expert group on regional trade agreements for the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development and the World Economic Forum, and she is the idea woman of RTAExchange.org, a new forum on trade agreements. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (M.B.A.) and the University of California, San Diego (Ph.D.), she is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an American Assembly’s Next Generation Fellow. She serves on the advisory boards of GlobeTrade.com and New Markets Lab, and her blog, Globalization 4.0, can be found at