International Trade Specialist (IFIs and Caribbean Market)

Amber Mackereth is an international business development consultant with considerable experience supporting companies in the pursuit of international opportunities, including those generated by the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). She provides strategic advice and training to firms, industry associations and government; undertakes research and analysis; and, provides business matchmaking services for international trade missions, including missions to the IFIs and many borrowing member countries. She has spent time and maintains networks at all the IFIs and is intimately familiar with the operations and procurement of the IFIs and the success factors for winning IFI-financed contracts.

For nearly two decades, Amber has nurtured strong networks across the Caribbean region in particular. She has supported upwards of 50 companies with Caribbean export development initiatives, researching and developing customized market entry strategies and facilitating engagement. She has executed more than 20 government-funded trade missions to the region.

Prior to launching her own consulting practice in 2014, Amber worked in the private sector (in IT and Public Sector Modernization), in the public sector (serving as Trade Commissioner for IFIs based out of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.) and in the not-for-profit sector working for an export-oriented education and training association. Most recently, Amber’s sectors of focus have also included engineering and environmental services, clean technology, renewables and ocean technology.

Amber has an M.A. in International Affairs and a Masters Certificate in Project Management. She has worked in more than twenty countries on a range of international projects; is fluent in English, French and Spanish and contributes actively to international development organizations at the board and advisory levels.