Lauren M. Diekman

Lauren M. Diekman

Senior Policy Advisor


Conceptualizes and initiates cross-border business. Experience in south and central Asia international affairs. Thought leader on bilateral energy, climate and sustainability issues.

Lauren Diekman provides strategic international policy counsel for companies across the infrastructure and energy sectors. Her foreign affairs practice draws on strong relationships with U.S. government, foreign business and domestic private industry leaders, allowing her to serve as a key advisor for those looking to overcome the complicated barriers to entry in South and Central Asia and, specifically, India.

During her time as a senior director for the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Lauren aided companies in understanding the cultural, economic and political differences necessary to increase bilateral energy and infrastructure investment and achieve climate and sustainability goals. She also taps into her time at the Department of Energy and multiple posts at the Department of State to ensure that clients are able to successfully navigate both national and international challenges. 

In addition to her Central and South Asia work, Lauren staffed the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs, focusing on security and political issues arising in east Africa. This is in addition to her operational work at State that includes serving as special assistant with the Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration. 

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M.P.P., American University

B.A., University of Toledo 

Community Involvement


Board of Directors, Global Livingston Institute