Dr Harsha Vardhana Singh
Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh has worked for over three decades on international trade policy, development, infrastructure regulation and global governance.
He is Executive Director, Brookings India (till end-2017), and Senior Fellow of the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises (Fletcher School, Tufts University UK). In early 2018, he will establish his own institute in Delhi, the “Institute for Trade and Industrial Policy”.
He was Deputy Director-General at World Trade Organization in Geneva for eight years from October 2005 to September 2013. His direct areas of responsibility included trade in agriculture, services, trade and environment, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and electronic commerce. Earlier, from mid-1985 onwards, he worked in the GATT/WTO Secretariat in Geneva for twelve years in Divisions dealing with Economic Research, Trade Policy Review, Rules, Trade and Environment, and finally the Cabinet of the Director General.
John W.H. Denton AO is a Partner and CEO of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia’s leading independent law firm.
A global leader in three arenas; a legal expert in the areas of government, workplace relations, and international trade and investment; a national business leader and an international adviser on global policy. His advice is sought by the nation’s most prominent corporations and by governments and international bodies alike.
John is Chair of the Business Council of Australia’s Global Engagement Taskforce; Board member of Asialink and The Australian Ballet; Chairman (emeritus) of the Experts Group on Trade and Investment in Indonesia and a founding member of the Australia China CEO Roundtable meetings.
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.