Executive Director, Global Philadelphia Association
International Marketing and Communications Specialist
Appointed Executive Director in June 2011, Zabeth Teelucksingh leads the Global Philadelphia Association, a nonprofit designed to put Philadelphia on the map as a city of global significance. In fulfilling that role, major accomplishments include proffering the initiative for Philadelphia to become the first World Heritage City in the U.S. under the Organization of World Heritage cities. During her tenure, the Association has developed multiple programs, including GlobalPhilly™2013—the first ever international Expo in Philadelphia, now repeated as GlobalPhilly 2015—GlobalKids, PhillyThinks, EIJP (a global journalism program), a robust internship program for millennials, and the #IamaGlobalPhiladelphian awareness campaign.
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, Women for Greater Philadelphia and Saint James School in West Alleghany. A two-time GPLEX alumni (2012 Toronto, 2014 Boston), she serves on the Board of the Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie, USA250, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Advisory Committee and the Temple Fox School CIBER Board. Overseas, she is on the advisory board of @GoUNESCO—Make Heritage Fun!
Before joining Global Philadelphia Association, 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.
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. Born in Carthage, Tunisia, Zabeth was educated in boarding school in the U.K. 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 six countries and is a citizen of both France and the U.S. 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.