Kenneth A. Cutshaw

Kenneth Cutshaw headshot

Kenneth Cutshaw is an accomplished globalist assuming career leadership assignments in business, law, hospitality, academia and government. Cutshaw has held leadership positions from the C-suite to the boardroom to operations. Cutshaw has served as CEO/president of companies in multiple industries including legal, food and beverage, and restaurant groups. He serves on the board of a global technology group based in India and chairman of the board for a Singaporean company owning several restaurant brands. He was a partner of an AmLaw 25 law firm where his practice focused on international transactions. He taught business and law courses at four universities over two decades. He was a key participant in the international development of export control policies after the dissolution of the Soviet Union while working as an appointed senior executive with the U.S. Government. Cutshaw held appointed positions in the administrations of President Ronald Reagan and President George H. W. Bush. He was an executive of a World Exposition and founder of a post-Soviet private university in the country of Georgia, where he served as its first law dean. Cutshaw has excelled in a wide spectrum of leadership environments demonstrating a work ethic gained in his youth from his family business. These assignments have included management, law partnership, scholarly teaching and publishing, entrepreneurial ventures, government and nongovernmental organization leadership, political management and foreign policy.

Other notable activities include active leadership with the Council on Foreign Relations, testimony before the U.S. Congress and co-authorship of three books, Doing Business in China (1995-2019), Doing Business in India (2000-19) and Doing Business in Russia (2001-17). Cutshaw holds a master’s degree in law from American University, a law degree and bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, and executive certificates from the India Institute of Management Ahmadabad and Duke University.

Contact

Email Address: 
media@ifes.org
Phone: 
+1 (202) 350-6700