Seven Summits Trade Challenge
To succeed in today’s competitive business environment, exceptional individuals must rise out above the crowd.The GTPA Seven Summits Trade Challenge (SSTC) provides trade professionals with formal recognition of their career achievements, as well as giving them a structured pathway to build on their trade skills and expertise to reach new heights in the dynamic and ever-changing world of global commerce.
The SSTC is the only global professional qualification and competency-building program of its kind. It offers a formal pathway to certification as a Global
Trade Professional under ISO/IEC 17024 from foundation through Professional, Management, Executive and Fellow levels. This allows trade professionals
to be recognised as true, well-rounded experts in their field.
By providing a structured pathway to competency development and lifelong learning, the SSTC aims to inspire those working in international trade to build
knowledge and skills across all the facets of trade, including trade management, trade and supply chain finance, trade policy, and regulation and compliance.
Professionals who complete the SSTC will not only have proven excellence in their own areas of specialisation, they will have acquired a deep understanding of areas outside their comfort zone.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.