Dr. Watson was Chairman, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) from May 2001 through February 2005. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Watson served as Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission for five years and served at the White House as Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. In 2007, Dr. Watson was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Award for Public Service, and Auckland University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He was also appointed a member of the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. In 2002, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Dr. Watson with the decoration as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He remains as Visiting Professor at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University; serves on the Board of Visitors for the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University; is a Distinguished Lecturer in the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and serves as an Advisory Board Member for Georgetown University’s Journal of International Law. Dr. Watson holds L.L.M. and Doctoral degrees in International Economic Relations from McGill University, and an L.L.B. from Auckland University Law School. He also holds an MBA in International Business.