Charles I. Carmona, Los Angeles-based gemologist and president of Guild Laboratories, Inc., has become a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy based on over 30 years of experience in the international gemstone trade and more recently as a consultant for the World Bank, where he worked on a project developing the infrastructure for a wholesale gemstone industry in Madagascar.
The Pacific Council on International Policy (www.pacificcouncil.org) is a non-partisan international affairs organization focused on the policy issues of special resonance on and to the West Coast. Founded in 1995 in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations and the University of Southern California, it is co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher and KKR senior advisor John E. Bryson. Dr. Jerrold D. Green serves as the organization’s president and chief executive officer.
Membership is highly selective and limited to thought and action leaders in international affairs, including professionals engaged in businesses with international reach, experts in international policy, and civic and political leaders.