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.


Christophe Kiener

Deputy Head of Unit for WTO and OECD Affairs at Trade Directorate, European Union

Deputy Head of Unit for WTO and OECD affairs, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade. Has worked on trade negotiations for most of his career – both at multilateral and bilateral levels – on issues from industrial tariffs, to agriculture, investment and services liberalization. Former: Advisor on free trade negotiations, Deputy Director-General of EU Directorate-General for Trade; EU Delegate to the WTO; Trade negotiator (with Eastern Europe), Switzerland’s Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs; Trade negotiator (East-West trade integration), United Nations’ Economic Commission for Europe.