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.


Roderick Abbott

Former Deputy Director-General, WTO
Functioning of the WTO - Contributing Author

Member of the Steering Committee and Advisory Board, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE); Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and European University Institute in Florence. More than 40 years experience working in the GATT multilateral trade system, first in London with the British government and then in Brussels and Geneva with the European Commission. Former: Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization; Deputy Director General, European Commission Directorate-General for Trade; Ambassador and head of delegation in Geneva, European Commission; Board, Graduate Institute in Geneva; Lecturer, World Trade Institute.