Ralph F. Ives is Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Analysis of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). Ives is responsible for the Association’s efforts to provide adequate reimbursement and open market access for medical technology products worldwide.
Before joining AdvaMed’s staff in August 2004, Ives worked in the Executive Office of the President as Assistant United States Trade Representative (USTR) for Asia-Pacific and Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Affairs, and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Pharmaceutical Policy. Ives previously had served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America (1993-96), Europe and the Mediterranean (1996-99), and Agriculture (1999-2000), and in various director positions at USTR.
From 1974 until joining USTR in 1988, Ives was an international economist in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
From 1971-74, Ives served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.