Tamra Eker

Tamra Eker

Formal First Name

Tamra Eker is Managing Director of BritishAmerican Business, the leading transatlantic trade association. In her role, Tamra oversees strategy across the US/UK organization, with a focus on membership, marketing, programming and diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is also responsible for the organization's US operation and is President of the BAB Network, the umbrella body of British American business chambers across the US and UK. Under her leadership, the organization has grown its programming and content portfolios. Tamra has developed and implemented B2B and B2C strategies that substantively engage more than 400 multinational companies and SMEs in New York and London. Throughout her career, Tamra has developed a broad network of contacts across the US and UK from within multinational corporations, growth companies, US and UK governments, as well as bilateral trade associations and non-profit organizations. She is often called on to act as a bridge between these organizations in support of transatlantic initiatives.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Prior to her current appointment, she served a variety of roles at BAB including Executive Director; Senior Director & Deputy Head of New York.

  • She also served as consultant for BAB’s J-1 Visa program and provided the Secretariat to the British-American Business Council for over 10 years.

  • Under her leadership, BAB grew its leadership development programs, trade promotion contents, and diversity, equity & inclusion programs.

  • She also led the ESG and sustainability roundtables, conferences & working sessions for financial services and other key sectors.

  • She developed strategies on business development, client relations, marketing & communications, and development of strategic partnerships.

  • Prior to joining BAB, she served on the development of special events division at New York Philharmonic.

  • She holds a BA in Sociology from Tufts University and an MA in Nonprofit Administration from New York university.

Tamra Eker's Affiliations

  • Executive Committee, European-American Chamber of Commerce

  • Board of Trustees, Temple Beth Sholom New York