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Taking it upon herself to change the way rating agencies conduct their business, Annette Heuser has become a staunch rating agency reformer and the biggest supporter for a non-profit solution.
As executive director and founder of the Washington branch of the German Bertelsmann Foundation, Heuser has pushed to create a blueprint for a non-profit solution to the big US rating agencies trio. The International Nonprofit Credit Rating Agency (INCRA) came to light through Heuser's efforts and she is now working on making it a viable option for unsolicited foreign-risk assessments which redefines sovereign ratings as a public good.
Heuser previously established the Foundation’s Brussels office and served as its Executive Director from 2000 to 2006. From 1995 to 2000, she was managing European and trans-Atlantic projects for the same company as well as serving as vice president of international relations for a large European media company.
As an editor at a publication covering European political issues and a political science, law and sociology student at the University of Mainz in Germany, Heuser has become a public figure, a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of the European Union.
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Annette Heuser's Rating Agencies Speech Takes on the Three Big Players
Rating agency reformer Annette Heuser passionately discusses how the three biggest rating agencies have power over economies and countries in her powerful and alarming rating agencies speech.