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.


Usman Ahmed

Head of Global Public Policy, PayPal
Digital Economy - Contributing Author
Services - Contributing Author

Head of Global Public Policy, PayPal. Former: Senior Counsel, Head of Policy, eBay Inc. Covers a variety of global issues including international trade, intellectual property policy, and financial services viewed from an Internet economy perspective. Has given talks on these subjects at conferences and universities around the world and has published in the World Economic Forum Global Information Technology Report, Journal of World Trade, and the Michigan Journal of International Law. Worked at a number of policy think tanks in the Washington DC area focusing on good governance issues. J.D., University of Michigan; M.A., Georgetown University.