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.


Jayant Dasgupta

Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of India to the WTO

Master’s degrees in Physics, Economics, Management, Social Policy and Planning. Former: Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the WTO; Coordinator, Friends of Development (WTO Coalition); Negotiator, Indian Ministry of Textiles; Policy planner, Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India; Rural Development, Command Area Development and Taxation, Indian State Government of Bihar. Played an active role in the WTO in articulating the demands of developing countries, including least developed countries, and  in working out common positions of the BRICS and BICS countries on different WTO issues. Was one of the lead negotiators on behalf of the developing countries on Trade Facilitation and Food Security issues at the WTO ninth ministerial conference.