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James Zhan

Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
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Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Editor-in-Chief, UNCTAD “World Investment Report” and Transnational Corporations journal; Member of Academic and Policy Advisory Board, Centre for international Business and Management at Cambridge University, UK; Member of the Advisory Board, International Investment Centre at Columbia University, USA; Guest professor, Nankai University, China. Areas of expertise include investment, trade, technology, enterprise development and business linkages. 26 years of experience in policy research, intergovernmental consensus-building and technical assistance at national and international level. PhD in international economics and extensive publications on economic and legal issues.