VALET Program Manager | Northern and Central Region
John Elink-Schuurman is a VALET Program Manager and is located in VEDP – International Trade’s Northern Virginia office in Tysons Corner. Prior to joining the International Trade team, John worked on the VEDP’s inward investment team, helping European companies invest in Virginia.
John brings a rich portfolio of international private and public sector client expertise to the VEDP. Beginning as Deputy Director for External Relations at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) to his most recent position as Principal with PSD Global, John has gained experience on Capitol Hill, in clean energy consulting, in mobile telecom and in assisting international IT companies enter the U.S. market. John has worked with public sector clients such as IE Singapore, Embassy of Brazil, Japanese Trade Office, Invest in Colombia and the Mexican Ministry of Economy.
John was born in The Netherlands and educated in the United States. He holds a Masters in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University, and has completed post-graduate work in International Marketing Management from Georgetown University. John is fluent in Dutch and French.