- May 24, 2021
- Posted by: Kathleen Clabby
Justin Sosne currently serves as UK Consul, Government and Prosperity and Head of the UK Government’s North Carolina
Office, based in Raleigh. In this capacity, Justin serves as the British government’s lead political and commercial representative to the State of North Carolina, his home state. He also serves as a board member of Ripple Effect Images, a non-profit collaborative of world-class photographers and storytellers working to amplify the voices and impact of women and girls, and a member of several networks, including Leadership Now, which aims to engage business leaders in non-partisan support for democracy integrity, and NEXUS Global, a platform for high net worth individuals and social entrepreneurs to take action on pressing social and environmental issues.
Justin previously worked for over six years as vice president and senior director at BowerGroupAsia (BGA), a leading Asia-focused government affairs consulting firm. During his tenure, Justin served as a member of the firm’s executive leadership team, directly advising the CEO on top-level financial, personnel and management decisions, oversaw talent, and managed relationships with senior executives of Fortune 500 companies on strategies to expand their businesses, mitigate political and economic risk, build partnerships, and invest in 25 markets across the Asia-Pacific. Before joining BGA, Justin worked as an International Affairs Executive on detail to The Coca-Cola Company from the U.S. Department of State. In this role, he represented the company before senior foreign leaders at business council meetings, advised on the company’s flagship 5by20 women’s empowerment initiative and facilitated coordination between the company and government agencies.
Prior to working in the private sector, Justin led diplomatic, policy and programmatic efforts designed to empower women and girls globally, particularly around combating climate change, in the U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues under the leadership of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the
first U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, where he received multiple awards for his service.
Before joining government, Justin participated in the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also conducted research on United Nations peacekeeping at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Justin graduated with a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He speaks fluent Spanish and beginner-level Mandarin Chinese. He and his wife Erin are proud parents of son Levi, daughter Eva, and yellow lab Maz.