E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.
PhD in Development Law and Economic Instruments, University of Basel; MA in Development Sciences, University of Geneva. Senior Research Fellow, World Trade Institute at the University of Bern; Lecturer and consultant on various trade, agriculture and development policy issues. Researches food security from a trade and investment perspective. Former: Head of International Affairs, Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture; Deputy Head of the World Trade/WTO Division and Head of Trade Section, Swiss Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs; Swiss Development Cooperation; International Labour Organization. Chaired the WTO Committee on Agriculture (Regular Session); has served in fifteen dispute settlement cases, including EC–Bananas, EC–Biotech, Japan–Apples, China–Trading Rights and United States–Country of Origin Labeling.