Judy Zakreski

Judy Zakreski
International Code Council
Website: iccsafe.org
Email: jzakreski@iccsafe.org

Judy is the Vice President of Global Services for ICC, in her role, Judy engages with the US Government and other associations on matters of trade policy related to standards and technical barriers to trade. Upon joining ICC in 2018, Judy developed a global strategy for the organization, which has been largely US-focused, and continues to globalize the approach and thinking of the association. In 2019 she opened ICC’s first global office in Dubai to focus on increasing the use of U.S. standards, conformity assessment and capacity building tools in the construction and building safety industry throughout the MENA region.

Prior to joining ICC, Judy founded and operated China Trade Strategies, a boutique consulting company providing bi-cultural expertise in the healthcare and trade finance industries for Chinese and Western companies.

Previously, Judy served as Vice President of US Operations at Chindex International, Inc. and Chindex Medical Limited, where she oversaw the company’s American and German operations, including business development, regulatory compliance, export, trade finance, and administration.  In these roles, she provided expertise and recommendations about the Chinese healthcare market to Western medical device manufacturers, trade associations, and US Government entities. She also served as the primary corporate contact with the US Government, including the Departments of Commerce and State, USTR, USTDA, and Ex-Im Bank, as well as in coalitions led by the US Chamber of Commerce, The US-China Business Council and AdvaMed, in matters impacting the company’s business. Her work focused on solving complex problems related to critical issues including market entry barriers and strategies, product registration and regulatory oversight in China, and accessing financing available from the Export-Import Bank and other ECAs.

Judy has published and spoken on various topics related to trade policy, international building safety initiatives, and the Chinese healthcare market.  She holds a BA in International Studies from American University and an MA in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.  She speaks Mandarin Chinese.