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.
Although with an MEng, PhD and Chartered status as a mechanical engineer, he sees learning as a lifelong pursuit, and never to rest on your laurels. “It is always a great privilege to see people learn. Most solutions start with people; help them in the right way, and you’ll be amazed what can be achieved.”
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.