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 International Economics, University of Bochum. Director and Lead Economist, Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network, World Economic Forum. Researches and writes on issues of national competitiveness, especially those related to the Arab world, Eastern Europe, and international trade. Lead author or editor of a number of regional and topical reports and papers, including The Global Enabling Trade Report. Former: oversaw the economic modeling for some of the Forum’s scenario projects; developed the economics section of the program for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos; International Trade Centre.