Having served as Vice-Chair of the Committee for one year, Mr Barone will be able to further facilitate the committee’s advancement with his newly appointed title of Chair.
In his role as Chair, Mr Barone is set to advance the committee’s work programme, as well as to develop the committee by building a consensus internally on policy positions and statements, which will help expedite the advancement of new policies.
The committee’s work focuses on customs reform, with the aim of simplifying and harmonizing customs policies and procedures so as to overcome barriers to trade. The committee is honoured to have Mr Barone as the new Chair and is looking forward to benefitting from his many contributions.
Mr Barone draws on extensive experience in the field of customs and trade. He was a consultant in international logistics and trade finance before joining Pfizer, the world’s largest research based bio-pharmaceutical firm, in 2001. He also held senior positions in third party logistics industry and with supply chain IT providers.
Between 2005 and 2009, Mr Barone served on the US Customs Operations Advisory Committee and in 2008 he joined the Private Sector Advisory Committee of the World Customs Organization in Brussels. His specialties include supply chain innovation and management, as well as extensive expertise on global transportation, trade finance, and trade strategy and compliance.
Mr Barone is currently a member of the New Jersey Export District Council of the US Department of Commerce. He graduated from Columbia University with an MBA in Management.
Mr Barone’s appointment was announced during the last meeting of the committee in November. As Chair, he will help represent views of the committee, including those of governmental decision-makers and the media as needed.