Zabeth Teelucksingh - a seasoned, award-winning international executive, Zabeth has spent her global career, educating organizations and communities on the infinite rewards of thinking globally. Since 2011, Zabeth has been the President for the non-profit Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) and under her leadership, in November 2015, GPA partnered with the City of Philadelphia for membership in the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), making Philadelphia the first World Heritage City in the US. Zabeth has represented Philadelphia at many OWHC meetings, including in Peru, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Lithuania and South Korea.
Zabeth’s mission to promote the global significance of Philadelphia and its international community has helped to grow our region's global profile. Zabeth has developed multiple signature international programs, including GlobalPhilly™ - the first ever international Expo in Philadelphia. Zabeth also created GlobalKids, PhillyThinks, EIJP (a global journalism program), a robust internship program for millennials and the #IamaGlobalPhiladelphian awareness campaign. Most recently she has spearheaded a public art campaign in Philadelphia to highlight the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
With more than 25 years of international business, b2b and non-profit experience, Zabeth is highly skilled in all aspects of Strategy, 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: the Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie, Philadelphia250, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Advisory Committee, Temple Fox School CIBER Board and Women for Greater Philadelphia. She is on the U.S. selection Committee for Eisenhower Fellows.
A frequent Public Speaker and Moderator on all things global, Zabeth has received the Philadelphia Business Journal “Women of Distinction award,” & "Power100" the Smart CEO “Brava Award”, the Young Caribbean Professional Network, “International Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” and the "Sustainable Impact Award" from City and State PA.
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. She holds a Global Social Impact Leadership Diploma and recently completed a Certificate in Design leadership from the Weitzman School, both from The University of Pennsylvania.
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.