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.


Hong Zhao

Director General, Ministry of Commerce China

PhD in Law. Director General, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM); Guest Professor, University of Politics and Law; Supervising Professor for LLM candidates, Law School of Peking University of China. Former: Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of China to WTO; Office of Representative, Treaty and Law Department of the Ministry of Commerce of China. Focuses on the legal aspects of IPR, foreign trade, investment,competition, the WTO, Dispute Settlement, Anti-dumping, Subsidy and Countervailing duty measures, TRIPS Council and Trade in Services.