25 Oct 2021

Alumni & Career Talk with WTI Alumnus Dr Santanu Mukherjee

As part of the World Trade Institute’s Alumni & Career Talk Series, Dr Santanu Mukherjee, MILE 1 and PhD alumnus, gave a talk to the current batch of MILE and TRAIL+ students.

Dr Mukherjee shared his experiences as a former WTI student and talked about stages and milestones of his career. Besides being a MILE 1 alumnus, he has also completed his PhD under Prof. Emeritus Thomas Cottier. After working for the South Centre, the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich, he was a Senior Attorney in charge of Legal and Government Affairs for India and South Asia with global tech-leader Qualcomm. Currently, he is the Head of Ex Lege Chambers - Advocates, Mediators and Policy Advisors in India.

The Alumni & Career Talk Series are part of the WTI’s alumni strategy. In this format, former WTI students share their experiences with the current students. They talk about their involvement as a student, tips and tricks to get through the MILE and TRAIL+ and how they have proceeded with their career after the programme. The students get to know about a variety of career paths.

The WTI is very proud of its more than 550 MILE and TRAIL+ alumni from 106 countries. Many alumni have launched highly successful careers following graduation – often starting with an internship at an international organisation in Geneva. Around 20% or the WTI’s MILE and TRAIL+ alumni work for international organisations. Approximately 25% are employed by their respective governments (frequently in trade, foreign or economic ministries). Roughly 40% work in the private sector, for international law firms, or as independent consultants. Some 5% are employed by non-governmental organisations and associations, and a further 10% of graduates pursue an academic career.

Read more about our Alumni here.