Of all the strategies to fight poverty, discrimination and even terrorism, Romaine Seguin argues that international trade is the most impactful.
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Watch Romaine talk about her TED@UPS experience.
“ I hope others see trade as I see it. I hope they put a human face behind it.”
I believe trade plays a huge role in getting us there.
For TED@UPS, I’ll be talking about trade and how in can impact our world. I’m very passionate about it.
I want people to see that there’s a human face behind trade – it’s not just about money.
It’s about helping people be secure.
It’s about helping people be independent.
After listening to my talk, I hope others see trade as I see it. I hope they put a human face behind it. I want them to see the individual that I am referring to in the talk and how trade has improved their lives.
Preparing for this talk has been a journey. It’s a lot of work, but I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world! It’s made me a better person.
I hope everyone enjoys my talk as much as I’ve enjoyed preparing for it.
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Romaine Seguin, President of UPS Americas Region, International Trade Expert
Romaine Seguin’s career is best summarized by the word growth.
Romaine began her career with UPS in Missouri in 1983 as a part-time operations supervisor.
Since then, she has consistently risen through positions in operations and management both in the United States and internationally.
Romaine assumed the role of chief operating officer in Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2008. In that role, she oversaw the opening of operating centers in France, Sweden and Romania and the expansion of delivery services in 14 additional countries.
As the president of UPS in the Americas today, she is responsible for all package and cargo operations across more than 50 countries and territories.
She earned her BA in marketing management from William Woods University and an MBA from Webster University in Missouri.
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