John Danilovich was appointed Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in June 2014. He previously served as the US Ambassador to Brazil and to Costa Rica, and from 2005-2009 was the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation – an innovative and successful foreign aid programme. In a business career spanning several decades, John also held a range of senior roles in the international maritime industry. As Secretary General of ICC, John represents the global business community in major international policy processes and forums – including the G20 and the World Trade Organization. Under his leadership, ICC was granted Observer Status at the United Nations General Assembly in December 2016 – a landmark decision providing business with a direct voice at the UN for the first time.