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Constance Pence
Constance Anne Pence
Senior International Advisor
Washington +1 202 662 5443 apence@cov.com Download V-card

Anne Pence, a non-lawyer, provides clients with strategic advice to support their international business success in developed and emerging markets. She advises on international investment, corporate responsibility, public governance, trade and sanctions, project development and implementation, infrastructure and transportation, climate change and sustainability, and global health and pharmaceutical policy issues. A former international policy advisor to State Department and White House leadership, she has expertise on major OECD and emerging economies and developing countries and regions.

  • Provides strategic advice to young international oil exploration company active in frontier regions in Africa and North Africa.
  • Advises pharmaceutical companies on international and national vaccine procurement and pricing policies and processes.
  • Represented Moroccan firm in its efforts to tap international and high-level political support for investments in Africa.
  • Provided guidance and operational input to a major pharmaceutical company’s engagement with the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Prepared an analysis of the history and evolution of Iran’s policies and international relations, and implications for U.S. companies, for a major consumer product company.
  • Provided strategic analysis and input for a report to a Japanese economic agency on how to better position Japanese products in fast-moving global markets.
  • Advised a major Indonesian form regarding its strategy for implementing and communicating its sustainability programs and practices against the backdrop of global standards.
  • Arranged, advised and accompanied an Indian firm in meetings with international development institutions and others to stimulate support for agribusiness investments in Africa.    
  • Provided strategic and analytic advice to a coalition of global alcohol industry companies with respect to the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) approach to harmful alcohol use and complementary corporate social responsibility efforts.
  • Advised a coalition of the world’s largest food companies with the strategic aim of improving impact of UN WHO (and OECD) discussions of non-communicable diseases and enhancing international understanding of industry efforts.
  • Advised a major pharmaceutical company on its efforts to engage G8 governments, multilateral organizations and NGOs to ensure success of new $1.5 billion donor-funded program to accelerate access to vaccines in developing countries.
  • Helped to form coalition of medical devices firms and provide strategic advice on engaging WHO on issues of IPR and public health.
  • Represented a sovereign entity from the Middle East in enhancing U.S. political and investment ties.
  • Advised major firms on regulatory and policy issues in China, India, Iraq and Argentina.
  • Provided private equity groups advice on EU policy developments.

Previous Experience

  • Operations for Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Special Advisor to Vice President 
  • G8 Summit Coordinator and Development Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs
  • Office of Development Finance, Economic Affairs Bureau, International Economist
  • Office of the Deputy Secretary of State: Task Force on the Re-Organization of U.S. Foreign Assistance, Development Policy Advisor
  • Office of Economic Policy Analysis, Economic Affairs Bureau, International Economist