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.


Katrin Kuhlmann

President and Founder, New Markets Lab
Finance and Development - Contributing Author

President and Founder, New Markets Lab; Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center. Areas of expertise include international trade and development, regional trade, legal reform, and international economic law; frequently writes and speaks on these issues. Senior Advisor at the Corporate Council on Africa; Fellow with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs; Advisory Board Member of the Law and International Development Society (Harvard and Georgetown Law Schools); Directs Trade Innovation Initiative (Harvard Law and International Development Society); Member of USTR’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa and the Bretton Woods Committee. Former: Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School; Co-Founder and President of TransFarm Africa; Fellow at the German Marshall Fund; Senior Fellow and Director at the Aspen Institute; Director of Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Office of the U.S. Trade Representative); Practiced international law at Skadden and Dewey Ballantine. J.D. Harvard Law School; BA Creighton University; Fulbright Scholar 1992.