Welcome Niels Strazdins, Europe Director and Head of Global Trade Policy, GTPA

26.04.2019 Lisa McAuley
Welcome Niels Strazdins, Europe Director and Head of Global Trade Policy, GTPA

The GTPA is delighted to welcome a new member to our team. Niels Strazdins is Head of Global Trade Policy and Europe Director at the GTPA, leading our policy and research as well as European stakeholder engagement. He sits on several international committees, including the GTPA’s International and Technical Advisory Committee as well as committees convened by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business and the International Organization for Standardization.

Niels joined the GTPA from the non-profit sector, where he managed research and industry engagement for an industry body focused on international trade. He brings several years of experience leading trade policy research and consulting projects on behalf of government and corporate stakeholders which have examined policy issues, measured industry experiences and delved into opportunities and challenges for internationally-active businesses.

An avid traveller, Niels brings experience working in seven countries on four continents to the GTPA, in industries ranging from commercial aviation to corporate banking and public relations.

Niels holds master’s degrees in International Business and International Relations from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from York University in his native Toronto.

Niels is based in London and can be contacted at nielsstrazdins@gtpalliance.com.