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.


Harsha V. Singh

Former Deputy Director-General, WTO
RTA Exchange - Speakers
Functioning of the WTO - E15 Knowledge Manager
Digital Economy - E15 Knowledge Manager
Regional Trade Agreements - E15 Knowledge Manager
Agriculture and Food Security - E15 Knowledge Manager
Global Value Chains - E15 Knowledge Manager
Investment Policy - E15 Knowledge Manager
Climate Change - E15 Knowledge Manager
Clean Energy Technologies - E15 Knowledge Manager
Industrial Policy - Theme Leader
Industrial Policy - Contributing Author
Innovation - E15 Knowledge Manager
Extractive Industries - Knowledge Manager
Regulatory Coherence - E15 Knowledge Manager
Fisheries and Oceans - E15 Knowledge Manager
Services - E15 Knowledge Manager
Subsidies - E15 Knowledge Manager

PhD in Economics, University of Oxford (Rhodes Scholar). Knowledge Manager of the E15Initiative; Executive Director, Brookings India; Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD); Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Over three decades of experience working on policies relating to international trade, development, infrastructure regulation and global governance. Former: Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization; Director General’s Cabinet, GATT/WTO; Economic advisor then Secretary, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Has been chair/member of high level policy committees, chair of WTO dispute settlement panels, and a visiting faculty member at research institutes on international trade, sustainable development and regulation.

E15 Blogs

Regional Trade Agreements
December 2016