Sabeen Malik - Commonwealth Club – World Affairs of California
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Sabeen Malik

Board Member

Head of Government Affairs, Thumbtack

Ms. Malik is the Head of Government Affairs at Thumbtack. She has spent her education and career pursuits on becoming a thought leader on digital economy and tech policy issues; law and economic development; innovation economies; and next generation economic trends.

She served as a senior advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Ms. Malik is an unrepentant global enthusiast passionate about international economic trends and business issues. Along with a passion for global trends in business and economic issues, she also is an expert on bridging differences with the public and private sector to create international partnerships addressing issues such as access to the internet for the next 1.5 billion users, global unemployment trends, White House initiatives on global entrepreneurship, and environmental degradation of the oceans.

Prior to public service at the U.S. Department of State working for two presidential appointees, Ms. Malik focused on academic interests in international business and economic law including research at the Georgetown University Law Center on international investment law issues, and clerking for the New York Commercial Division and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Ms. Malik has served on several boards. She is an Aspen Socrates Fellow, a member of the German Marshall Young Transatlantic Network, and former board member of the Georgetown University Law Center International Arbitration Society. Ms. Malik is a frequent speaker who has spoken at the World Bank, the UN, and the White House. She earned her LL.M. in International Business and Economic law at the Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from the University Of Illinois College Of Law; and a B.A. from New York University.