Zabeth Teelucksingh

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Executive Director, Global Philadelphia Association
Global Philadelphia Association
Two Logan Square
100-120 N 18th Street, Suite 530
Philadelphia, PA  19103
(215) 563-2482


Zabeth Teelucksingh has led the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) as Executive Director since 2011. GPA is a nonprofit, member based organization committed to promoting the global significance of Philadelphia and its international community. Under Zabeth’s leadership, GPA has grown in membership, and global outreach, most notably joining with the City of Philadelphia for membership in the Organization of World Heritage Cities in November 2015, making Philadelphia the first World Heritage City in the US. Zabeth has developed multiple signature international programs, including GlobalPhilly™2013 - the first ever international Expo in Philadelphia, which was repeated in 2015 and currently GlobalPhilly 2017. Zabeth also created GlobalKids, PhillyThinks, EIJP (a global journalism program), a robust internship program for millennials and the #IamaGlobalPhiladelphian awareness campaign.

With more than 25 years of international business, b2b and non-profit experience, Zabeth is highly skilled in all aspects of Marketing, Communications and Branding with a global vision. Before joining GPA, Zabeth served in several international roles in the U.S. and in Europe. Her network of strategic alliances stems from prior professional appointments including six years of marketing for Time, Inc. in Paris, six years as Marketing Director at the World Congress, in Boston, and several years in advertising with J. Walter Thomson in Greater Miami.

Zabeth contributes her time as a board member for: Board of the Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie, USA250, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Advisory Committee, Temple Fox School CIBER Board, Chamounix Mansion and most recently on PA Humanities Council. Overseas she is on the advisory board of @GoUNESCO – Make Heritage Fun!

A frequent Public Speaker and Moderator on all things global, Zabeth also contributes her talent and energy to Friends of Independence Hall, The Walnut Club, and Women for Greater Philadelphia. She has attended the Greater Philadelpha Leadership Exchange (GPLEX) in 2012 Toronto, and 2014 Boston.

Born in Carthage, Tunisia, Zabeth was educated in boarding school in the UK and the French Lycee in London, graduating from Lancaster University with a triple major in Philosophy, Politics and History. She studied French Civilization at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Zabeth has lived in 6 countries and is a citizen of both France and the US. She is fluent in English and French, proficient in Spanish and Arabic, and has working knowledge of Hindi and Italian. She lives in Merion Station, PA with her husband Ken, daughter Emma and mini-dachshund Lily.