Director, Trade and Development for the Economic Development Services Pty Ltd
Senior Lecturer & Visiting Fellow for the Institute for International Trade & the International Business School at the University of Adelaide.
Jim Redden has served on the Australian Trade Minister’s WTO Advisory Committee and has been part of the Australian Government’s official delegation to a number of WTO Ministerial meetings and Global Aid for Trade reviews. He continues to advise the Australian Government on international trade and inclusive economic issues of concern to developing countries, in particular on Aid for Trade.
Jim is currently undertaking a strategic review of Australia’s multilateral Aid for Trade program, is advising on trade related development issues in the Pacific and until recently was an external trade and gender advisor for DFAT’s South Asia Regional Trade Facilitation Program.
In addition to jointly running a small consulting company and lecturing into Master Degree courses at the University of Adelaide in trade policy, global business and international aid and development. Mr Redden is the Executive Officer of the Australian Trade and Development Business Network, a private sector organisation which facilitates private-public partnerships for development and advocates for a stronger role for a responsible private sector in global poverty reduction activities. Mr. Redden has post-graduate degrees in International Trade, International Development, and Economics and in Education.
Jim is currently the Director, Trade and Development for the Economic Development Services Pty Ltd and a Senior Lecturer & Visiting Fellow for the Institute for International Trade & the International Business School at the University of Adelaide.
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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.