Grant D. Aldonas is the Principal Managing Director of Split Rock International, a Washington, D.C.-based trade and investment consulting firm. Mr. Aldonas also holds the William H. Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (“CSIS”).
In addition to his work with Split Rock and CSIS, Mr. Aldonas serves as Chairman of the Board of Synapse, a non-profit microfinance entity, and as a member of the board of directors of the Center for International Private Enterprise, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Global Fairness Initiative. Mr. Aldonas also serves as an adjunct professor of law and member of the board of directors of the Institute for International Economic Law at Georgetown University’s Law Center.
Prior to launching Split Rock and joining CSIS, Mr. Aldonas had a distinguished career in law, business, and international economic policy. He began his career in 1980 as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department and served as a trade negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative from 1984-1985 before ent