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.


Ralph Carter

Managing Director, Trade and International Affairs, Fedex Express

BS and JD, Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock; LLM, American Univ. Worked in US Dept of State, as Special Asst. to the US Ambassador to the EU. 2001, joined FedEx, Brussels. Directed FedEx’s government affairs activities with the European Commission, Parliament and Council, as well as with Member States. Served as legal counsel for Central and Eastern Europe. As Managing Director, Legal, Trade & Int’l Affairs, resp. for coordinating FedEx’s int’l trade and regulatory affairs. Member, World Customs Organization Private Sector Consultative Group. Liaison adviser, US Advisory Cttee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. Member, US Dept of State’s Advisory Committee on Int’l Economic Policy.