Agnes Pawelkowska, Founder and President of Green Gate Consulting, has extensive experience and training in international trade and business development, including international marketing, investment promotion, trade facilitation and international market research. Agnes regularly writes and publishes on international business opportunities, including best strategies for entering and establishing business presence in the U.S and in Europe. She is ready and well positioned to provide business guidance and advice to European companies wishing to expand their presence in the United States.
Prior to starting Green Gate Consulting, Agnes worked for a Washington based business consulting firm TCG International, LLC on a U.S. Government USAID/USDOC EcoLinks trade assistance and export promotion program involving matchmaking, as well as development, management and implementation of international programs, study tours and conferences in Europe and in the United States. While with TCGI, Agnes also worked on finance related projects with the U.S. Trade Development Agency (TDA), U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD), IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton.
In addition to her numerous research projects, Agnes also served as an Advisor for the non-profit organization International Housing Coalition (IHC). She assisted in the design and implementation of advocacy initiatives that support greater investment in shelter and housing programs in developing countries. She also researched and completed a World Bank project on land prices in cities in developing and transitional countries.
Now, as President of Green Gate Consulting, Agnes is successfully assisting European companies in entering the U.S. market. She also assists the local Governments of Virginia and West Virginia in attracting European investment to both states. Under her management Green Gate Consulting is broadening its international experience and recognition, not only through the company’s private sector associates and clients, but also through the Governments and Embassies of different countries, including the United States and Poland.
Agnes holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and International Trade from the University of Gdansk, Poland, and a Master’s Degree in International Commerce and Policy from the School of Public Policy at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. She also completed an International Law course at the Institute of International Economic Law of Georgetown University in Washington, DC. In addition to English, Agnes speaks fluent Polish and basic Russian.