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Gerald Lawson-Tancred has worked with clients from Europe, North America, South America and the Caribbean. He has organised trade missions on behalf of clients to the UK (MAPAQ, Chamber of Commerce Navarra, Caribbean Export), to Switzerland (The Organic Trade Association), to Spain/Portugal (Southern United States Trade Association).View Profile
Rashmi Banga is senior economist in the Unit of Economic Cooperation and Integration among Developing Countries (ECIDC), Division of Globalisation and Development Strategies (GDS), UNCTAD. She is former Adviser and Head, Trade Competitiveness in Commonwealth Secretariat, where the Section provided policy support to more than 30 countries in building trade competitiveness including countries like Belize, Botswana, Grenada, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Pakistan, Nigeria and Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, among others.View Profile
Alisa DiCaprio is the Head of Research and Global Trade Strategy at R3 in New York City. She joined from Asian Development Bank where she was a senior economist working on digital trade, trade finance and innovation. She has also worked in both the public and private sectors on export promotion, trade negotiations, and labor issues. Her PhD is from MIT, and she holds a BA and MA from Johns Hopkins University.View Profile
Andrew Hudson is a Partner at Rigby Cooke Lawyers in the Litigation team, with significant expertise across international trade law and customs. Andrew is a trusted and highly-regarded industry adviser to businesses, industry associations, other peak bodies and Government, and regularly consults on legal and trade developments that affect Australian and international businesses. He is also a prolific media commentator.View Profile
Annemette V. Thomsen is an international business professional with more than 20 years experience in generating profitable growth in most regions of the world. She has substantial executive leadership experience from the FMCG industry in Scandinavia and her competences spans from development of corporate strategies to hands-on execution of go-to-market plans on export markets and in the global Travel Retail channel.View Profile
Christof Gabriel Maetze
Mr. Maetze has thirty (30) years of banking experience having held senior management positions in Commerzbank, Dresdner Bank and HypoVereinsbank (now UniCredit Bank AG) in Germany and Singapore.
He is a proven expert in Financial Institutions business, actively participated in the two (2) largest bank mergers in Germany, oversaw various business transformation exercises and the development as well as the implementation of successful business unit strategies during the financial crisis and in post-merger situations.
Cristina Vallejos is an expert in trade and sustainable development. She is an independent consultant. She served as an Advisor of the Ministry of Industries and Productivity (MIPRO) in Ecuador where she led the development of the “Plan Nacional de Calidad 2017” and also led organizational changes to improve quality infrastructure in order to create a better business environment to take advantage of the Ecuador – EU trade agreement.View Profile
David Tanenbaum is an attorney and trade consultant with more than 20 years of experience in international trade and policy gained through work in private law firms, the Geneva-based Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation, the U.S. Government (International Trade Administration and Foreign Agricultural Service), in addition to work as an independent consultant. He is a respected authority on trade remedies, trade facilitation, regional integration and trade policy, laws and regulations in the context of multilateral, regional and bilateral trade relations.View Profile
Dr Jeya Wilson
Dr Jeya Wilson has held senior executive positions across a broad spectrum of organizations, sectors and countries. These include CEO of Africa’s largest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Director for Business Partnerships at UNDP, CEO of the World Heart Federation, and Executive Director of the International Organizations MBA at the University of Geneva. She was the founding CEO (and now board director) of the Nigeria-based Africa Initiative for Governance, a private sector led initiative to transform the public sector in Africa.View Profile
Dr Michael Gasiorek
Dr Michael Gasiorek is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sussex as well as the Co-founder and Managing Director of InterAnalysis Ltd since 2009. InterAnalysis is a University spin-out company focussing on development of the TradeSift software, training and consultancy on trade in goods, services and investment with a particular focus on working with and in developing countries.View Profile
Eleonore Juliane Treu
Eleonore, a German lawyer, is in-house legal counsel at ICC Austria. Her day-to-day activities include international capacity building, business development and project management in Trade Finance, Letters of Credit, Bank guarantees and Arbitration.View Profile
e-Commerce and Digital Services
Harry Krishan Mohith
A qualified financial sector specialist on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Statistics Department (STA) Expert Roster with more than 13 years’ experience acquired with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Mauritius, regulatory authority supervising non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) including Global Business and an associate of Toronto Centre, Canada.View Profile
John Johnston is the VP of Risk Underwriting (APAC) for Coface. Having spent a number of years working at Export Finance Insurance Corporation (EFIC) Australia in political risk and industry-specific risk assessment and now Senior Vice President for Risk Underwriting for Asia-Pacific Region.
Lynn Rua is a skilled operational and commercial professional, currently working with a leading trade, logistics and distribution organisation. With 14 years’ experience developing constructive and cost effective logistics solutions to meet the challenges and obstacles across global import and export activities. Lynn has worked with the Export Council of Australia since 2002 as a former graduate. She now develops and presents workshops to teach best practice’ processes to maximise efficiency, quality, cost effectiveness and customer service throughout the supply chain. With her Diploma in English-Spanish Interpreting, she has a special interest in building relations and facilitating trade between Australia and Latin America.View Profile
Marc L Busch * Chair
Marc L Busch (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Professor of Government and Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University. He is an expert on international trade policy and law.
He serves as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Standards and Technical Trade Barriers (ITAC-16), a public-private group reporting to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative.
He has addressed a wide variety of governments and international institutions, including the Advisory Centre on WTO Law, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the World Bank and the United Nations. He has testified before the US Congress on Airbus-Boeing litigation, and before the Canadian Senate on softwood lumber litigation.
I am a Peruvian lawyer with commercial contract experience. I hold an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and I’m currently finalising my requalification as an Australian lawyer through the LPAB at University of Sydney. I have also been a teacher of Law and Political Science at the Naval Academy of Peru.View Profile
Martin Furlong is an international trade and business internationalization specialist with multidisciplinary competences in strategic management, market development, policy, and law.
As Director of International Relations for Universidad de Belgrano (UB), Argentina, Martin is leading a comprehensive internationalization process and developing global exports of educational programs.
Miss Radika Kumar previously was the Deputy Permanent Head of the Fiji Mission in Geneva and a Commonwealth Trade Adviser under the EU funded Hub and Spoke II programme. Miss Radika holds a PhD in Economics and International Trade and a Master’s Degree in Economics. She also holds a specialised Diploma in Advanced Trade Policy Course from Geneva and a Diploma in Legal Instruments of International Economic Relations and Regional Integration from the University of Barcelona.View Profile
Roger Singleton is the founder of Riscon Solutions Ltd, an engineering consultancy that specialises in capacity building of staff and organisations to improve performance.
An engineer, consultant, scientist and development professional, he enjoys working in any environment where people have the chance to learn. With expertise working in academic research, the private sector, not for profits and the United Nations, Roger has a unique perspective on how people operate in many parts of the globe including Europe, America and Asia Pacific.
Sangeeta Khorana is Professor of Economics at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. She has a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen and a summa cum laude Masters’ degree from the Berne University in Switzerland.
Stacey Mills-Smith is an international trade professional with experience working in Australia, Chile and the UK. Prior to joining Saana Consulting in November 2016, Stacey was Trade Policy and Research Manager at the Export Council of Australia. In this role she worked on a broad range of issues across trade promotion, trade policy and trade training.View Profile
Steve Morris * Chair
A highly motivated and passionate professional with a strong background in international, regional and national regulatory affairs, business development, stakeholder management, policy development and implementation, in-depth knowledge of international trade and regulatory affairs with commercial background gained in the public and private sectors.View Profile
Susan Danks is the Director of Tariff Consulting Pty Ltd and Vice Chair, Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia. Susan has in excess of thirty years’ experience in Customs and indirect taxation, including as a Customs Officer with more than 9 years’ experience in imports, cargo & investigations. She has worked for a Royal Commission and the Industries Commission in addition to other roles as consultant, customs broker and customs manager within industry.View Profile
Tarcisio Hardman Reis
Mr. Hardman Reis has more than 10 years of practice training Customs and other governmental officials on trade related policies. He served as a programme officer at the United Nations Environment Programme and as a Customs Expert at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe before joining the International Air Transport Association, where he is responsible to promote the links between air cargo and trade. Under this position he serves as the co-chair to the sub-group on safety and security at the WCO E-commerce Working Committee. A Swiss/Brazilian binational, Mr. Hardman Reis received a PhD on international law from the University of Lausanne. He currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
With an educational background in Economics and Competition Law, Thomas has held positions in market risk, pricing and commodities trading with a specialisation in energy and metals. With this background, Thomas has more recently taken on senior leadership positions in the areas of trading, analysis and demand forecasting. Throughout these experiences, he has acquired a good knowledge of global logistics, supply/demand factors and investment opportunitiesView Profile
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.