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.


Debra Valentine

Group Executive Legal, External & Regulatory Affairs, Rio Tinto

Group Executive Legal, External & Regulatory Affairs, Rio Tinto. Member of the Rio Tinto Executive Committee. Former: Deputy General Counsel and Secretary, United Technologies Corporation; Member, Antitrust Modernization Commission; Partner, O’Melveny & Myers (Washington, DC); General Counsel, US Federal Trade Commission. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Law Institute, the ABA and is on the Board of Chatham House’s North American Advisory Council.