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Trevor Gunn

Vice President, International Relations

Medtronic

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Dr. Trevor Gunn is Vice President- International Relations for Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company. He was formerly long-time Director of the Commerce Department’s Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS) the clearinghouse for US Government information for doing business in the former Soviet Union.

Dr. Gunn received his B.A. from University of San Francisco and Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Additionally, he has served for the past 21 years as Adjunct Professor at CERES/School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

He has worked with the Chamber of Commerce of Southern Sweden, Dover Elevator Corporation (now ThyssenKrupp of Germany), International Executive Service Corps and on the staffs of the former San Francisco Mayor and two U.S. Senators from California.

He is the Founder and Chairman of the USA Healthcare Alliance (USAHA). He sits on the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy; is an official Trade Advisor to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) in the “Industry Trade Advisory” system of the US Government.

Further, he is Member the Board of Directors for the US-Russia Business Council, the Washington Export Council (Washington, D.C.), the Board of Advisers of the Washington International Business Council, the Board of Directors of the Executive Council on Diplomacy and the Board of the Center for Citizens Initiatives (San Francisco) and on the Board of Advisors of the University of Wisconsin (Madison)’s CIBER (International Business) program. Equally, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine (IOM)’s, "Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health" and is a member of the US Department of Commerce’s District Export Council (Virginia).

Gunn speaks Swedish, French and Russian.

Gunn, his wife and their three children live in Suburban Maryland, a short distance from Washington, D.C.


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