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.


Carlos Pérez del Castillo

Chair of the Consortium Board, CGIAR Centers

Chair, Consortium Board of the CGIAR Centers; Vice Chair, Board of the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC); Member of the Steering Committee, High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) and of UNESCO Senior Expert Group on Reforms; Permanent Member, Harvard University Trade Group; Independent international consultant involved in various assignments with governments, private sector, and international organizations. Long and successful history of international and national public service that has spanned over 35 years. Former: Chairman, WTO Panel established to examine the dispute over large civil aircrafts between the US and EC (Boeing-Airbus); Member of the core team assigned with the Independent External Evaluation of FAO; Special Advisor on International Trade Negotiations to the President of the Republic of Uruguay; Chairman, WTO General Council; Vice-Minister and Acting Minister, Foreign Affairs of Uruguay; Permanent Secretary of the Latin American Economic System (1987-1991). Awarded “The Dr. Raul Prebisch Award in Economics” by the Association of Latin American and Caribbean Economists.