Ratnakar Adhikari
Mr. Ratnakar Adhikari has been serving the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework at the World Trade Organization as its Executive Director since October 2013. Prior to this assignment, Mr Adhikari was the Chief Executive Director of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), a Kathmandu-based regional think tank. Previously, he served,...
Anne Chappaz
  Anne Chappaz is the Chief of the Institutional Strengthening Section of the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva. ITC is a joint UN and WTO organisation, building the international competitiveness of small and medium sized businesses. Her team of experts deliver trade and investment impact for good, by helping trade and investment promotion organizations...
Kenny McDonald
Kenny McDonald, CEcD Kenny has served as president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020 since the organization’s inception in 2010. He has helped lead the execution of the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy and development of the Columbus Region’s competitiveness agenda, and he has also built local and national partnerships that have accelerated the...
Niels Maas
Niels Maas (1971) CEO at Forglobal. Foreign investment expert. Strong advocate for global citizenship. Forglobal is a leading network for investment promotion agencies all around the world. Forglobal makes international expansion simple: we connect investment promotion agencies, service providers and foreign businesses across borders. Forglobal is rapidly building its international business community where you can...
Heilbron Armando
Leader for Investment Promotion at the World Bank Group. Global executive with 32-yrs experience in international business, investment promotion and private sector development with development organizations, private sector associations, governments, multinationals, and SMEs mostly in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, and Africa, but also getting more involved in Eastern Europe and Asia. Within the...
Peter Fuhrman
Peter Fuhrman is Chairman & CEO at China First Capital, a Greater China-focused international investment bank and principal investment firm headquartered in Shenzhen. Founded a decade ago, China First Capital advises and invests alongside a distinguished group of clients, including industry leaders in China, both private sector companies and SOEs, financial sponsors, as well as global...
James Zhan
James Zhan has been Director of Investment and Enterprise at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 2009. He also leads the preparation of the annual UN World Investment Report. Dr. Zhan has rich experience and expertise in trade, investment, technology, entrepreneurship, corporate governance, business facilitation and national development strategies. He has...
Helen Hai
HAI Helen is the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Goodwill Ambassador for industrialization in Africa. She is the Director General of the Made in Africa Initiative which advises African government for industrialization and investment promotion. Ambassador Hai is Co-Founder of C&H Garments, which is a pioneer Pan-Africa export-oriented garments manufacturer. She is also heading...
Simon Lacey
Simon Lacey is currently Vice-President at Huawei Technologies Shenzhen China, working in the company’s Global Government Affairs division on issues of Trade Facilitation and Market Access. He is the lead author of a company white paper entitled Trade Rules for the Digital Economy. Prior to joining Huawei Simon (a native of Sydney Australia) obtained a...
Githa Roelans
Ms. Githa Roelans is Head of the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit of the ILO Enterprises Department. The unit provides policy advice and technical support on the application of the principles of the ILO Tripartite Declaration concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and plays a central role in the ILO’s engagement with...