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.


Mark Pearson

Independent Consultant

Independent consultant. Has been working as an economist for about thirty years, mainly in Africa. Former: Programme Director, TradeMark South Africa; Programme Director, Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (RTFP); Regional Integration Adviser, COMESA; Adviser, Zambian Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Has been instrumental in developing and implementing the COMESA-EAC-SADC tripartite process.