Sana Akili

Operations Manager

Sana Akili is the Acting Operations Manager of the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel.  CLDP provides training and consultative services to countries in economic transition. This technical assistance supports legal and regulatory reforms that encourage market-driven trade and investment in those countries. Ms. Akili served as International Program Specialist, and Senior International Program Specialist focusing on Middle East program at CLDP before assuming her current Acting duties.  Prior to joining CLDP in February 2006, Ms. Akili taught marketing to Business students at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Prior to her academic endeavors, Ms. Akili was Manager of Customer Relations at Parkersolutions.com, a small dot com start-up company that specialized in providing E-Commerce and Marketing solutions to small and medium-sized companies. Ms. Akili was raised in the Middle East, and prior to attending graduate school at Iowa State University, she earned her undergraduate business degree from the University of Qatar. She is a native Arabic speaker.

Upcoming Programs

August 7, 2017 - September 29, 2017
September 18, 2017 - September 26, 2017

CLDP in Action

September 14, 2017 - September 19, 2017

CLDP hosted standards experts from the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan for U.S.-based consultations to assist in developing trade-related harmonized standards in Central Asia and benefit domestic and international businesses alike through increased market access, transparent system, and fair regulations.

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