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.


Patrick Messerlin

Director, Groupe d’Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po (GEM)

Professor of Economics, Sciences Po; Director, Groupe d’Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po (GEM); Co-chair (with Ernest Zedillo), joint World Bank & UK Department for International Development Task Force on Global Finance and Trade Architecture. Specializes in international trade policy and regulatory reforms. Researches WTO issues, EC commercial policy, services liberalization and the associated “Better regulations” initiatives. Former: Special advisor to WTO Director General Mike Moore; Co-chair, United Nations Millennium Development Goals Task Force on Trade for Development; Chair, Global Trade Council of the World Economic Forum.