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.


James Zhan

Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD

Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Editor-in-Chief, UNCTAD “World Investment Report” and Transnational Corporations journal; Member of Academic and Policy Advisory Board, Centre for international Business and Management at Cambridge University, UK; Member of the Advisory Board, International Investment Centre at Columbia University, USA; Guest professor, Nankai University, China. Areas of expertise include investment, trade, technology, enterprise development and business linkages. 26 years of experience in policy research, intergovernmental consensus-building and technical assistance at national and international level. PhD in international economics and extensive publications on economic and legal issues.