Our Key Team

Francisco Sanchez

Senior Managing Director

Francisco J. Sanchez was the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the Department of Commerce (2009-2013) and appointed by President Obama to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China. As Under Secretary, Francisco played a leadership role in advancing President Obama’s National Export Initiative, an initiative designed to grow exports abroad while creating and supporting American jobs. As the head of the International Trade Administration, Francisco oversaw the development of U.S. trade policy, promoted U.S. companies in the global economy, strengthened the American competitiveness across all industries, addressed market access and compliance issues, and administered U.S. trade laws.

Francisco graduated with a B.A. from Florida State University in 1982. In 1986, he received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. He earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University in 1993.