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.


Brendan Vickers

Head of Research and Policy, Department of Trade and Industry South Africa
Functioning of the WTO - Contributing Author

Head of Research and Policy in the International Trade and Economic Development (ITED) division, Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa. Former: Programme Director for Global Economy and Development, Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD); Deputy Director for International Relations and Trade, President’s Office in South Africa. Specialist on foreign policy, economic diplomacy and international trade, and has lectured and published extensively on these subjects.