Mr. Peter Tichansky is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council for International Understanding, a leading business association established by President Eisenhower in 1955. He has held his current position since November 1996 and has served previously as the BCIU’s Senior Vice President from 1992-1996 and as Director of Programs from 1987-1992. He is also Chairman of BCIU (Europe) Limited, the London-based European subsidiary of BCIU.
From 1984-1987, Mr. Tichansky worked at a democratic development institute in Washington established by Congress at the initiative of President Reagan, and co-founded Gowran International, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Tichansky graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, with a degree in political Science and religion in 1984 and was awarded a Rotary International scholarship in that year. He serves on the advisory board of the International Child Art Foundation and was appointed by the U.S. Commerce Secretary to the New York District Export Council.
BCIU, a private, nonprofit business association that is funded by multinational corporations in a variety of industries, creates opportunities for business executives to brief senior officials on a global basis to promote corporate reputation. BCIU also promotes dialogue and action between business and government by working extensively with the Departments of State, Commerce, and other executive branch agencies on commercial training programs for U.S. ambassadors and embassy officers.