Board of Directors
Based in Washington, DC, Amgad Shehata has responsibilities for Global Public Affairs and Strategy. In recent years, as global supply and value chain issues have risen in strategic importance, Amgad has facilitated a wide-ranging dialogue between the public and private sectors on trade, borders, continental competitiveness, and security. As Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs and Strategy, Amgad works with a UPS team of customs and border experts that design and drive implementable policy and regulatory solutions that enhance global supply and value chains, including business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce. UPS is a proponent of reducing and removing trade barriers by leveraging the new digital economy, which supports our customers’ growth and improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of global supply networks.
Amgad serves on the board of the Global Express Association in Geneva, Switzerland, and the steering committee of the Paris-based Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, working to assist countries in implementing the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 2017 Trade Facilitation Agreement. Previously, Amgad served as co-Chair of the U.S. private sector Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations coalition and co-Chair of the U.S. State Department-led Americas Business Dialogue. Throughout 2018-19, Amgad led UPS’ Washington, D.C., efforts on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
During his over 30-year tenure at UPS, Amgad has held several senior management roles in various functions, including strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, accounting, and marketing. He has leveraged his transportation experience and cross-border knowledge to help develop and launch numerous new innovative product, policy, and process solutions for UPS that reduce friction points in global commerce.
Amgad started as a delivery driver with UPS after finishing his degree at York University in Toronto, Canada.