e-Commerce and Digital Services
Grame Barty is an experienced ‘born global’ software technology entrepreneur, corporate executive and high level Government official Grame Barty understands what is needed to position and enter new international markets.
Grame has the proven ability to commercialise innovation - from concept, to venture capital raising, to IPO. At HarvestRoad Ltd – a company he founded
and to a public listing on the Australian Stock Exchange - he developed and sold a unique software technology product to the defence and education
sectors in over 15 international markets including early participation in the Chinese and Indian markets.
Grame Barty understands the critical competitive advantage of trade policy, governance and regulation in positioning products and services for salessuccess
in new markets or sectors – firstly at HarvestRoad when the company became a prominent participant in international eLearning standards activity –
and in Austrade where as Executive Director of the International Group he managed 700 staff globally in 80 locations across multiple markets and cultures
and helped developed industry strategies around cross border ecommerce, advanced manufacturing and global supply chains and linking innovation ecosystems.
Grame Barty has a long track record of team building, generating pride in in individual and organizational performance and exceeding goals and has been
awarded numerous Business, Manager and Sales Awards in his career.
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.