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Director Name

Kimberly Gianopoulos

Managing Director,
International Affairs and Trade

Areas of Expertise:

  • International trade, trade agreements, and unfair trade practices
  • Customs issues
  • Export controls and economic sanctions, export promotion
  • Foreign investment and procurement
  • Intellectual property and counterfeit goods

Kim Gianopoulos is a Managing Director in GAO’s International Affairs and Trade team, overseeing the International Trade portfolio. Her portfolio includes a wide variety of trade-related issues, including intellectual property rights, free trade agreements, international investment, sanctions, and government procurement. Recently, she and her teams have written reports on export controls, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., Customs and Border Protection’s trade enforcement activities, and conflict minerals.

Kim joined GAO in January 1990. Prior to her current position, Kim provided leadership on a number of efforts, including GAO’s High-Risk series and a body of work on commercial nuclear power.

Kim earned a master’s degree in Public Analysis and Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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