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.


Guillermo Valles Galmés

Director, International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities Division, UNCTAD

Director of the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities, UNCTAD. Career diplomat with over 35 years of professional experience. Former: Ambassador to China, the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg and U.N. and WTO in Geneva; Deputy Foreign Minister of Uruguay, among other political posts; Lead negotiator for several regional trade agreements; Chair for Rules negotiations in WTO; Served in different posts in Japan and Argentina. Has received several decorations from governments and NGOs. Law degree, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.