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.


Nicolas Imboden

Partner & Co-founder, IDEAS Centre

Law degree, University of Geneva; MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (US); AMP, Harvard Business School. Partner and Co-founder, IDEAS Centre; Member, International Food and Agricultural Policy Council (IPC). Former: Senior Vice President, SGS; Ambassador/trade and aid official, Swiss Government; Governor, regional development banks (ADB, AFDB, IDB); Executive Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Swiss negotiator for market access and agriculture during the WTO Uruguay Round negotiations; Agricultural Economist, World Bank; Researcher on aid monitoring, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Program Officer (Chad), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Member of various Expert Groups of the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and of the UNDP Human Development Report.