Michael Froman


Council on Foreign Relations

MIKE FROMAN is President of the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as vice chairman and president, Strategic Growth at Mastercard and chairman of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. From 2013 to 2017, Mike served as the U.S. Trade Representative, President Barack Obama’s principal advisor and negotiator on international trade and investment issues. From 2009-2013, he served at the White House as assistant to the President and deputy national security advisor for international economic affairs, coordinating trade and investment, energy and climate and development and democracy policy. In that capacity, he also served was the G8 and G20 Sherpa. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Mike held several executive positions at Citigroup, including CEO of its international insurance business, COO of its alternative investments business and head of its infrastructure and sustainable development investment business. During the Clinton Administration, he worked at the White House on the National Security Council and National Economic Council staff and at the Treasury Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eurasia and Middle East and Chief of Staff. Mike is a member of the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company. He received a bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University, a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University, and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.