People at the WTI

People

493 records

Alumni

Abdeta, Samuel Mokonen

Samuel Mokonen Abdeta was born and grew up in Ethiopia. He obtained his LL. B at College of Law and Governance Studies of …


Alumni

Abraham, Faith Abel

Faith Abel Abraham is a Nigerian, who obtained his legal education and began his professional legal career in Ukraine prior to enrolling for …


Students

Acharya, Elina

Elina Acharya is a lawyer from Nepal. She holds a master’s degree in international and Commercial Law from National Law College, Tribhuvan University, …


External faculty

Addor, Felix

Prof. Dr. Felix Addor serves as the Deputy Director General of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (Swiss Ministry of Justice), the …


Alumni

Agah, Nguvan Faith

Nguvan Faith Agah was born and brought up in Nigeria. She successfully obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administra­tion after which she started …


Alumni, Non-Res. Fellows

Ahmad, Zaker

Zaker, a graduate of the MILE 13 class, obtained his Dr. iur. degree from the WTI in 2020. He also holds LLB and …


Researchers

Ahmadzai, Khwaja Muhammad

Topic of Dissertation: Impact of Trade Liberalisation on Economic Growth in Landlocked Low income Countries I was born in Afghanistan. I obtained my …


Alumni

Akpofure, Sarah

Sarah is a native Nigerian who obtained her LLB Honours degree from the University of Birmingham. She has also completed a Micromasters in …


Alumni

Alemekezeke Mando, Sopo

Alemekezeke Mando is an aspiring Inter­national Trade and Investment Lawyer from Malawi, Southern Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree with …


Non-Res. Fellows

Allee, Todd

Todd Allee is Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on international organisations, international trade, the …


Non-Res. Fellows

Alschner, Wolfgang

Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Wolfgang worked for several years as an individual contractor for UNCTAD’s Section on International Investment Agreements …


External faculty

Anderson, Robert

Prof. Anderson is Counsellor in the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division of the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in …


External faculty

Anuradha, R.V.

R.V. Anuradha is a Partner at Clarus Law Associates, New Delhi and heads her firm’s practice in International Trade and Investment Law and …


Advisory Board, External faculty

Appleton, Arthur E.

Arthur E. Appleton is an Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna (SAIS-Europe), where …


Students

Arcinas, Marian Michelle

Marian’s interest in international trade started as far back as her time as an undergraduate student in the Philippines when she was studying …


Non-Res. Fellows

Atkinson, Craig

Craig Atkinson is the Founder/Director of Lexmerca International Trade and a Trade Development Specialist with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency …


Students

Ayala Molina, Karla Shantal

Karla Shantal Ayala Molina is a government official and trade negotiator from Mexico. She obtained a law bachelor’s degree at the Universidad Nacional …


Alumni

Bajramaj, Sara

Sara Bajramaj is a young, aspiring student coming from a developing country with a dynamic trade history. She holds a Bachelor degree in …


Alumni

Batool, Hiba

Hiba Batool is a Sustainable Development Officer at the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the UN and WTO in Geneva. …


Researchers

Baumann, David

David is a PhD candidate in economics at the World Trade Institute (WTI) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Joseph Francois. His research …


Students

Bedük, Burak

Burak Bedük was born in Mersin, Turkey. After acquiring an international vision in Tarsus American College, he joined Istan­bul Bilgi University’s LL.B programme …


Students

Begeyn, Jelle

Jelle Begeyn was born in Belgium where he obtained his master’s degree in law at Ghent University. During his master's he focused on …


Admin

Beglinger, Pamela

Pamela Beglinger studied business administration and holds a diploma in Management of Social Organizations from the UASB – Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar. After …


+41 31 684 36 28

External faculty

Bekkers, Eddy

Eddy Bekkers is research economist at the World Trade Organization, focusing on quantitative trade modelling. Before that he worked for three years as …


Advisory Board, External faculty, Non-Res. Fellows

Bernauer, Thomas

Thomas Bernauer is a professor of political science at ETH Zurich. He and his group are based at the Center for Comparative and …


Researchers

Bhattacharya, Alexandra

Topic of Dissertation: “Extraterritoriality in Intellectual Property Law” Alexandra Bhattacharya is a Doctoral Candidate specialising in Intellectual Property Law. She has an LL.M …


Alumni

Bhowmick, Sohom

Sohom is pursuing the MILE programme at the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland. He has completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and …


Alumni

Bhutani, Arpit

Arpit Bhutani is a circular economy professional with a trade policy background. He has worked with several trade policy organisations, including United Nations …


Researchers

Biksadsky, Boris

Boris Biksadsky, a citizen of the Slovak Republic, holds a Masters degree in law (LLM Comenius University in Bratislava). Prior to being accepted …


Researchers, Alumni

Bogdanova, Iryna

Iryna is a Postdoctoral Researcher and a recent PhD graduate from the World Trade Institute, University of Bern, where she worked for the …


External faculty

Bohanes, Jan

Mr. Jan Bohanes joined the ACWL in September 2010. Previously, he was a member of the Secretariat of the WTO's Appellate Body from …


Non-Res. Fellows

Bown, Chad

Chad P. Bown is a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC, a Research Fellow at CEPR in …


+1 202 473 9588

External faculty, Researchers

Boza, Sofía

Sofía Boza was appointed by President Gabriel Boric to be the Ambassador of Chile to the World Trade Organization starting in July of …


+56 2 2827 4200

Non-Res. Fellows

Brülhart, Marius

Marius Brülhart received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Fribourg, and his PhD in economics at Trinity College Dublin (1996). …


+41 21 692 3471

External faculty, Non-Res. Fellows

Burri, Mira

Mira Burri is a senior lecturer and managing director internationalization at the University of Lucerne. She is also the principal investigator of a …


Researchers

Cahueñas, Hugo

Hugo joined the WTI in September 2018 as a Ph.D. candidate in law. He is writing his Ph.D. thesis on Disaster Risk Management …


External faculty

Castren, Kaarlo

Kaarlo Castren is a Counsellor with the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat where he has worked as lead lawyer on substantive and procedural issues …


Advisory Board

Chambovey, Didier

Didier Chambovey was born in 1961 in Sion, Switzerland, where he studied high school. He holds a PhD degree in economics from Lausanne …


Alumni

Chang, Yan Rong

Yan Rong Chang comes from Taiwan. She graduated from National Taiwan University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. During her …


Alumni

Cheng, Cai

Cheng Cai is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at WTI, University of Bern, and at Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. He …


Alumni

Christine, Agnes Lidya

Agnes Lidya Christine is a government official of the Ministry of Trade, the Republic of Indonesia. Having started her career in government in …


External faculty

Cima, Elena

Elena Cima is a Lecturer in International Law at the University of Geneva, where she teaches courses on international environmental law, energy law, …


Researchers

Claros, Roberto

Roberto Claros has a Master’s degree in International Economic Law (summa cum laude) from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and has undertaken …


Researchers

Collalti, Dino

Dino completed his bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Bern (2017) and visited the University of Copenhagen in Denmark as an …


External faculty

Coppens, Dominic

Dominic Coppens is Professor of International Economic Law at Maastricht University (the Netherlands), and a Senior Managing Associate at Sidley Austin LLP. Dominic’s …


External faculty

Cordonier Segger, Marie-Claire

Professor Dr Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger is a founding pioneer in sustainable development law and governance, inspiring new legal and interdisciplinary scholarship to confront …


Advisory Board, In-house faculty, Researchers

Cottier, Thomas

Thomas Cottier, former Managing Director of the World Trade Institute, is Professor Emeritus of European and International Economic Law at the University of …


+41 31 631 36 26

Alumni

Danai, Sapana

Sapana Danai is a trained and licensed lawyer based in Nepal. Her practice focuses on foreign direct investment, private equity financing, taxation, public …


Admin

De Angelis, Nadine

Since 1 September 2021, Nadine De Angelis is working as finance officer at the WTI. After successfully completing her commercial training at the …


+41 31 684 30 80

Admin

De Fino, Francesco

Francesco De Fino is the communications officer/web editor for the CLISEL project. He is also a member of the CLISEL Management Committee. He …


Non-Res. Fellows

de Melo, Jaime

Jaime de Melo is a emiritus professor at the University of Geneva and a Senior Fellow at FERDI (Fondation pour les études et …


Alumni

Delgado, Manolo

International trade and Communications specialist with strong international experience in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Multi-disciplinary approach with Master Degrees in Political Science …


Researchers

Desilvestro, Valentino

Valentino joined the WTI in November 2015 as Research Fellow for the SNIS project “Diffusion of International Law: A Textual Analysis of International …


Alumni

Diaz, Nathalie

Nathalie was a lawyer, having graduated from the Catholic University of Peru. She started her career as a legal assistant in the Defense …


Researchers

Ding, Beichen

Beichen Ding is a first-year PhD student in law at the World Trade Institute, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Peter Van den …


Advisory Board, External faculty, Non-Res. Fellows

do Prado, Victor

Victor do Prado is the former Director of Council and Trade Negotiations Committee at the WTO (2012-2022), responsible for the Governing Bodies of …


External faculty

Donaldson, Victoria

In February 2022 Victoria Donaldson was appointed Transformation Office Manager in the WTO Secretariat. She had returned to the WTO in 2021, joining …


External faculty

Dordi, Claudio

Claudio Dordi is Technical Assistance Team Leader of the EU-Vietnam Multilateral Trade Assistance Project and Professor of International Law and Director of the …


External faculty, Non-Res. Fellows

Dupont, Cédric

Professor of International Relations/Political Science and Director of Executive Education at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Cédric Dupont is a Senior Research Fellow of …


Non-Res. Fellows

Dür, Andreas

Andreas Dür is Professor of International Politics at the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Salzburg, Austria. He holds …


+43 662 8044 6619

Advisory Board, Non-Res. Fellows

Echandi, Roberto

Dr. Roberto Echandi is a Lead Trade Specialist in the Trade Unit of the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice of the World …


External faculty

Ehring, Lothar

Lothar Ehring is an official of the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission, where he currently serves in the Legal Unit, after …


Alumni

Eknath, Varun

Varun Eknath works as a Private Sector Development Analyst in the Business Enabling Environment Unit of the Global Indicators Group at the World …


Researchers

El Chammaa, Roudayna

Roudayna El Chammaa joins the World Trade Institute (WTI) economics PhD program after obtaining her bachelor's degree from New York University (NYU) and …


Executive Board, In-house faculty, Researchers, Executive Committee

Elsig, Manfred

Manfred Elsig is Professor of International Relations, Deputy Managing Director and Director of Research of the World Trade Institute of the University of …


+41 31 631 54 95 or +41 31 631 45 51 (PA)

Executive Board, External faculty

Emmenegger, Susan

Susan Emmenegger is a professor of law and the director of the Institute of Banking Law at Bern University. She is a member …


Students

Erbay, Batuhan

Batuhan was born in Istanbul, Türkiye. He graduated from Istanbul Saint Joseph French High School before going on to Istanbul Bilgi University to …


External faculty, Non-Res. Fellows

Espa, Ilaria

Ilaria Espa is Senior Assistant Professor of International Economic Law (with tenure track) at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Senior Research Fellow …


Alumni

Ewen, Connie

Connie Ewen, a registered Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, completed her Bachelor of Law at the University of …


Students

Ezeagu, Arinze Godstime

Ezeagu Arinze Godstime is a Nigerian, who obtained his legal education and began his professional legal career in Nigeria prior to enrolling for …


Non-Res. Fellows

F. Goddard, Kimani

Kimani .F. Goddard is currently a PhD Fellow and Researcher at the Maastricht University Faculty of Law, where her research focusses on networks …


Researchers

Fartousi, Hassan

Dr Hassan Fartousi has been a research fellow at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern since 2019. He obtained his …


In-house faculty, Researchers

Fernández-Amador, Octavio

Octavio Fernandez-Amador is a Postdoc Senior Researcher at the World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern (Switzerland). He holds a PhD …


+41 31 631 5526

External faculty

Flett, James

James Flett is deputy to the Director of the Trade Policy and WTO Team of the European Commission Legal Service. He has twenty-seven …


Alumni

Foltea, Marina

A former governmental official, academic and private sector manager, Dr Foltea is a consultant advising global companies and governmental institutions around the world …


+41 31 631 32 70

In-house faculty, Researchers

Fornalé, Elisa

Since January 2017, Elisa Fornalé has been a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professor at the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern. …


Executive Board, In-house faculty, Researchers, Executive Committee

Francois, Joseph

Joseph Francois is Managing Director and professor of economics at the World Trade Institute. He served as deputy director of the NCCR Trade …


+41 31 631 45 51 (PA)

Researchers

Ganeson, Kirthana

Kirthana Ganeson is a PhD student at the World Trade Institute, working on the SNF Project on Trade and Democracy (TRADEM) under the …


Researchers

Garcés Iriarte, Irene

Irene is a PhD candidate in Economics at the World Trade Institute (WTI) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Joseph Francois and Dr. …


Alumni

García Merchán, Gabriela

Gabriela García Merchán is a former government official from Quito, Ecuador who is passionate about international trade and the multilateral trading system. Her …


External faculty

Gehring, Markus W.

Markus W. Gehring is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and was Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies …


Researchers

Germano, Chiara Maria

Chiara Maria Germano joined the World Trade Institute in June 2021 to cooperate as a Researcher with Professor Elisa Fornalé on the SNF …


Alumni

Gómez Fiedler, Sebastián

Sebastian Gomez holds a Master’s degree in international law (LL.M), with a focus on investment, trade and arbitration from the University of Chile …


Advisory Board, External faculty

González Laya, Arancha

Arancha González, an expert in international trade issues with 20 years of experience, has served as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre …


External faculty

Gottlieb, Benjamin

Benjamin Gottlieb is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Group at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd. His main areas of practice are international arbitration as …


Alumni

Gudas, Karolis

Karolis joined the WTI as a PhD researcher under the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research Trade Regulation project in 2014. He …


Alumni

Gursahani, Harsh Hiroo

Harsh Hiroo Gursahani is a partner at PLR Chambers, a law firm headquartered in New Delhi, India, where he leads the International Trade …


In-house faculty, Researchers

Häberli, Christian

Christian Häberli has been a Fellow of the World Trade Institute (WTI) since 2007 and works as a lecturer and a consultant for …


Executive Board, In-house faculty, Executive Committee

Hahn, Michael

Michael Hahn is the Director of the Institute for European and International Economic Law of the University of Bern Law School and a …


+41 31 631 36 25 (PA) or +41 31 631 34 32 (DDI)

Researchers

Haqnazar, Umida

Umida Haqnazar is a nonresident Ph.D. candidate from Uzbekistan under the supervision of Professor Peter Van den Bossche. Her Ph.D. thesis is on …


Researchers

Hauser, Selina

Selina Hauser is a PhD candidate in Economics at the World Trade Institute (WTI) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Joseph Francois. Her …


External faculty

Heinemann, Andreas

Andreas Heinemann, Diplom-Ökonom, DIAP (ENA, Paris), is Professor of Commercial, Economic and European Law at the University of Zurich and permanent visiting pro-fessor …


Students

Heng, Nisay

Nisay Heng, a driven young professional from Cambodia found her interests in International Trade while taking a course in International Law during her …


Alumni

Herbert, Jean-Philippe

Jean-Philippe Herbert holds degrees in Civil Law (B.C.L.) and Common Law (LL.B) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dual qualified (Quebec Bar and …


Advisory Board, External faculty

Hoekman, Bernard

Bernard Hoekman is Professor and Program Director, Global Economics at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence, Italy …


Alumni

Hool, Alessandra

After her initial studies of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Bern, Alessa Hool has been working as a project …


External faculty

Houshang Pour, Kamran

Dr. Kamran Houshang Pour is patent expert and IP trainer at Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) in Bern. After obtaining a PhD …


Alumni

Hsu, Meng Kang (Gavin)

Meng Kang is a commercial attaché from Taiwan. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with Minor in Law from National …


Students

Huang, Yuqi

Huang Yuqi was born and raised in Shanghai, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. He graduated from the School of Trade Negotiations, the first …


Researchers

Imeli, Brigitta

Brigitta Imeli works as a Legal Advisor in the WTO Division of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). She participates in …


External faculty

Jackson, Lee Ann

Lee Ann Jackson is the Head of the Agro-food Trade and Markets Division in the OECD’s Trade and Agriculture Directorate. Based in Paris, …


Advisory Board

Jansen, Marion

Marion Jansen is the Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the OECD. She previously held senior positions in the World Trade …


Alumni

Jatia, Jaydeep

Jaydeep is currently pursuing the MILE programme at the World Trade Institute in Switzerland. He has completed his Masters in Applied Finance from …


Advisory Board

Javorcik, Beata

Beata Javorcik is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College. She is also a …


Researchers

Jehli, Martin

Martin Jehli is a PhD student in Economics at the World Trade Institute under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Joseph Francois. He has …


Researchers

Jhunjhunwala, Kirti

Kirti Jhunjhunwala, is a PhD candidate at the World Trade Institute. She is working on an SNF project with Joseph Francois on the …


Admin

Joseph, Sandra

Sandra Joseph is on the administrative staff of both the World Trade Institute and the Institute of European and International Economic Law (IEW) …


+41 31 684 30 79

Students

Joshi, Atharv Sameer

Atharv was born and brought up in India and obtained his bachelor’s degree in law from ILS Law College, Pune. Serendipity led his …


Non-Res. Fellows

Jost, Dannie

Dannie Jost was Science Advisor and Senior Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute, University of Berne (2008-2018). Her interest are in policy …


Non-Res. Fellows

Jusoh, Sufian

Professor Dr. Sufian JUSOH is the Director and Professor of International Trade and Investment at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), …


Alumni

Kalachyhin, Hryhorii

Hryhorii was born and grew up in Ukraine. Most of his academic career is linked with HSE University in Moscow, where he got …


Admin

Karlaganis, Corinne

Corinne Karlaganis is based in India since 2011, where she is involved in WTI outreach activities. From 2008 to 2011 she was the …


External faculty

Kessie, Edwini

Edwini Kessie has a Doctorate Degree in Law form the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and Master’s Degrees in Law from the University …


Alumni

Khademi, Hojjat

Hojjat Khademi has a Bachelor of Law (1995) and Master of International law (2003). He has worked as legal advisor and attorney at …


Researchers

Khang, Seok-Ha

After obtaining a master’s degree in International Studies with a major in International Commerce from the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National …


Non-Res. Fellows

Kim, Soo Yeon

Soo Yeon Kim joined the Department of Political Science in July 2011. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Yale University and …


+65 6516 3981

Alumni

Kimera Natuhwera, Johnson

Johnson Kimera Natuhwera is a Ugandan national. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law of Laws (LLB), a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice …


Non-Res. Fellows

Klotz, Sebastian

Sebastian Klotz is a Manager in a global accounting and consulting firm. His current work focuses on tax/legal technology and advanced data analytics. …


Researchers

Köhler, Tamara

Tamara Köhler joined the WTI in August 2021 as a research assistant to Professor Elisa Fornalé for the SNSF Project Climate Change and …


Alumni

Konaté, Maïmouna

Ms. Maïmouna Konaté is a young professional coming from Burkina Faso, a country in the heart of West Africa. Raised in Africa, she …


Students

Köpp Medina, Natalia

Natalia is a lawyer from the Universidad de los Andes, a public management and administrative institution specialist, and she has a master's degree …


Researchers

Kostetsky, Bogdan

Bogdan is an operating partner at consulting service Barva Invest (barvainvest.com). He worked on international market of trading and processing of grains and …


+38 050 362-15-62

Students

Kothari, Harshit

Harshit was born and raised in a small town in Maharashtra, India. His interest in the international law field developed early in his …


Students

Koumadoraki, Niki

A TRAIL+ student, Niki previously worked at the International Trade Centre in Geneva, coordinating projects aimed at development through trade in Central and …


External faculty

Kreier, Jesse

Jesse Kreier is former Acting Director, Counsellor and Chief Legal Officer of the WTO Rules Division, which he left after 26 years of …


Researchers, Alumni

Kucheriava, Yuliia

Yuliia Kucheriava is an international trade lawyer, with corporate and litigation experience. Currently Yuliia is pursuing a PhD in law under the supervision …


External faculty

Kuiten, Bernard

Bernard Kuiten is Head of External Relations at the World Trade Organization since 2009 where he oversees the organization's dealings with the private …


Alumni

Langalanga, Azwimpheleli

Azwimpheleli Langalanga holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa and a Master of Laws degree from …


External faculty

Lavranos, Nikos

Nikos Lavranos is the first Secretary-General of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA). He is founder & owner of NL-Investmentconsulting, …


Students

Lawson, Alexandra

Alexandra Lawson is a dual citizen of Australia and the United Kingdom, who is passionate about international trade law, international economics, and public …


Researchers

Lechner, Lisa

Lisa Lechner is postdoctoral researcher (tenure track) for methods and methodology in political science at the University of Innsbruck. She is also member …


Alumni

Lee, Juneyoung

Dr. Lee, from the Republic of Korea, is currently serving the nexus between environment and trade at the World Trade Organization. She is …


Admin

Lehnherr, Aline

Aline Lehnherr is a librarian at the University Library of Bern. She is responsible for the Library of Economics in the UniS building …


+41 31 684 55 79

Students

Lemao, Joalane

Joalane Lemao is a lawyer from Lesotho. She successfully obtained her LLB degree from the National University of Lesotho (NUL). During her degree, …


Students

Liao, Chieh-Ling (Joanna)

Chieh-Ling studied Five-Year-Bachelor-Master-Program at National ChengChi University (NCCU) in Taiwan, majoring in International Business. Chieh-Ling has good learning in economics under the undergraduate …


Students

Liu, Chi-Hsuan (Michelle)

Chi-Hsuan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from National Taiwan University (NTU). After graduating from college, she pursued a master’s degree at the …


External faculty

Lockhart, Nicolas

Nicolas Lockhart is a Fellow of the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern and a partner at Sidley Austin LLP. Nic’s …


Alumni

Losada, Rosa Maria

Rosa Maria Losada Eiroa is a research fellow at the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern. Her work at the Institute …


Non-Res. Fellows

Low, Patrick

Dr Patrick Low is Chief Economist at the World Trade Organization and an Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. …


Researchers

Lugg, Andrew

Andrew Lugg is a Postdoctoral researcher working on the SNF project on Trade and Democracy (TRADEM) at the World Trade Institute (WTI) under …


Researchers

Ma, RenRu

RenRu Ma was born in China, AnHui Province. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in law in China University of Political Science and Law, …


Students

Maganjo, Winnie

Winnie is an author of fiction (South B’s Finest) and a researcher in the field of trade policy. She graduated from the School …


Students

Maganjo, Kellen

Kellen Maganjo is a corporate and commercial lawyer who has practiced law in one Africa’s leading corporate law firms. During her time as …


Students

Magiera, Olga

Olga graduated with a master's degree in law from Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. Her passion for art led her to study …


Alumni

Mahira, Alya

Alya Mahira graduated cum laude on a Bachelor of Law Degree from Pelita Harapan University (UPH), Indonesia, concentrating on business law. Alya pursued …


Researchers

Manchin, Miriam

Miriam Manchin is an Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, also a Research Fellow at WTI. Previously, Miriam has been an Associate Professor …


Advisory Board, External faculty

Marceau, Gabrielle

Gabrielle Marceau, PhD, is Senior Counsellor in the Research Division (ERSD) of the WTO Secretariat since 1 May 2020. In September 1994 Mrs …


External faculty

Marhold, Anna-Alexandra

Overview Anna-Alexandra Marhold is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University …


Students

Matooane, Katleho

Katleho obtained her LL.B on the Dean’s Academic Merit List at Rhodes University. Katleho is a duly sworn and admitted Attorney, Conveyancer and …


External faculty, Alumni

MILE 01, Fernando Piérola

Fernando Piérola is a senior lawyer at the Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he represents governments of developing …


Alumni, Non-Res. Fellows

MILE 02, Anirudh Shingal

Anirudh Shingal is a Senior Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi and a Programme Associate …


Alumni

MILE 02, Julian Clarke

Julian Clarke is a Senior Economist with more than 10 years' experience in Cambodia, Malaysia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. He has managed …


Alumni

MILE 02, Maxine Kennett

Maxine Kennett is an accomplished international commercial lawyer (UK) and economic growth specialist with nearly 20 years of international work experience in China, …


Alumni

MILE 06, Sheila Sabune

Sheila Sabune earned a Master's in International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute, Berne Switzerland, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice …


Alumni

MILE 06, Arno Hold

Dr. Arno Hold is the Executive Director of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Prior to that, he held …


Alumni

MILE 07, David Kleimann

Prior to joining the WTI’s MILE 7 class, David Kleimann received his Bachelor degree in Law, Economics and Political Science from Erfurt University …


Alumni

MILE 07, Valéria Silva

Dr Valéria Silva, a Brazilian national, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship Programme. She has previously worked for the …


External faculty, Alumni

MILE 07, Christian Vidal-León

Christian Vidal-León joined the ACWL as Counsel in May 2016. He previously worked as a dispute settlement lawyer in both the Legal Affairs …


Alumni

MILE 08, Narmin Khalilova

Academic: University of Azerbaijan: PhD in Political Science; University of Essex, UK: MA in International Relations Professional: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the …


Alumni

MILE 08, André Barbosa

André Barbosa has been a Foreign Trade Analyst within the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade of Brazil since 2003, when he …


Alumni

MILE 09, Maria Anna Corvaglia

Dr. Maria Anna Corvaglia joined the Birmingham Law School in January 2017. Previously, she was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Durham …


Alumni

MILE 10, Pallavi Bajaj

A Trade Policy Analyst by qualification, equipped with an MSc Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, as …


Alumni

MILE 11, Tim Kaeser

Tim Kaeser is a Swiss national who graduated from the University of Bern with a major in Political Science and minor in International …


Alumni

MILE 11, Lisa Sandén

Lisa Sandén is an Erasmus (European exchange) student from the University of Stockholm in Sweden where she is currently studying for a Bachelor …


Alumni

MILE 11, Joy Hara

Joy Hara has been working at the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Malawi for seven years, focusing on industry and trade analysis …


Alumni

MILE 11, Sevara Hasanov

Sevara Hasanov obtained her law degree with honours in 2009 from the University of Kent in England. Prior to her studies and during …


Alumni

MILE 11, Judit Guerrero

Judit Maria Guerrero graduated from the American University in Nicaragua with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. Since that time she …


Alumni

MILE 11, Stefanie Allemann

Stefanie Allemann has a Bachelor of Law and a Master in International and European Law from the University of Bern. Her Master Thesis …


Alumni

MILE 11, Judith Ameso

Judith Ameso completed her undergraduate studies in International Business at Kampala’s Makerere University Business School. Prior to completion of her studies she did …


Alumni

MILE 11, Faisal Babri

Faisal Babri graduated with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from GIK Institute, one of South Asia’s top engineering schools. His primary area of …


Alumni

MILE 11, Jonas Habich

Jonas Habich grew up in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. At the age of 18 he spent one year as an exchange student …


Alumni

MILE 11, Kristina Klykova

Kristina Klykova is a Ukrainian lawyer with an LL.B degree from Odessa National Academy of Law, Ukraine. Her studies specialised in corporate law, …


Alumni

MILE 11, Viktoriia Kotsiubska

Viktoriia Kotsiubska holds a Master’s Degree in International Law with Honours from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine. Since graduating she has …


Alumni

MILE 11, Joyce Letswalo

Joyce Mmamatlhola Letswalo has a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Management from the University of Limpopo, South Africa (SA) and an Honours Degree in …


Alumni

MILE 11, Alessandro Marongiu

Alessandro Marongiu graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relations from the La Sapienza Università di Roma in 2008. His …


Alumni

MILE 11, Jean Msabila

Jean Abel Msabila is an Economist at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Marketing in the Department of Trade Integration under the section …


Alumni

MILE 11, Hanna Mykolska

Hanna Mykolska obtained her Master’s Degree in Law, specialising in civil law and procedure, from Lviv National University, Ukraine in 2009. Student activities …


Alumni

MILE 11, Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. As a student, she represented …


Alumni

MILE 11, Stephen Mickson Opoku

Stephen Mickson Opoku holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Ghana. His studies have specialized …


Alumni

MILE 11, Darius Rao

As of 2013, Darius Rao is a Policy Advisor at IDEAS Centre Geneva, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on trade and development issues. He …


Alumni

MILE 11, Cristina Sanchez Rocha

Cristina Sanchez Rocha obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science with a major in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia …


Alumni

MILE 11, Marta Soprana

Marta Soprana is a trade policy advisor. An experienced, dedicated and highly qualified professional with over ten years of experience, she has worked …


Alumni

MILE 11, Agne Sovaite

Agne Sovaite holds a Bachelor of laws degree and a Master’s degree in business law from the Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania. Her …


Alumni

MILE 11, Vladimir Talanov

Vladimir Talanov holds a Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, and a Master’s Degree in Law from Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. In 2006 he also …


Alumni

MILE 11, Thomas Tzieropoulos

Thomas Tzieropoulos is a lawyer, holding both Swiss and Greek citizenships. He graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Law (MLaw) degree …


Alumni

MILE 11, Ngan Vu

Ngan Vu obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in International Business Law, from the Foreign Trade University (FTU) Hanoi, …


Alumni

MILE 11, Samal Zharylgassynkyzy

Samal Zharylgassynkyzy holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Customs Administration from the Eurasian National University of Astana, Kazakhstan. In 2009 she completed …


Alumni

MILE 11, Andrii Gryshko

Andrii Gryshko is a lawyer who graduated from the Institute of Foreign Relations, Kyiv National University, with a Master of International Law. His …


Alumni

MILE 11, Stacey Chen

Stacey Chen holds Bachelor Degrees in both Law and Economics and a Master of International Law from Wuhan University, China. She also completed …


Alumni

MILE 11, Barry Peterson

Born and raised in South Africa, Barry Peterson has maintained strong ties with Switzerland where he is a dual national. He began a …


Alumni

MILE 11, George Owuor

In 2008, George Owuor graduated with a Law Degree from Warwick, one of the top English Universities. While studying at Warwick, George’s interest …


Alumni

MILE 11, Salvatore Della Villa

Salvatore Della Villa III graduated from North Carolina State University in the U.S. with a BA in the Philosophy of Law and a …


Alumni

MILE 11, David Farrugia

David Farrugia, a dual citizen of the United States and Malta (European Union), has developed both transactional and litigation legal skills in corporate, …


Alumni

MILE 11, Mohammad Farhad

Mohammad Farhad holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies, with a major in Trade and Policy Economics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. …


Alumni

MILE 11, Benjamin Utter

Benjamin Utter completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in May 2007. After graduation he joined …


Alumni

MILE 11, Ifeoma Ijemba

Ifeoma Ijemba is a Law graduate from the University of Nigeria who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006. Furthermore, she is …


Alumni

MILE 12, Minh Ho Hieu

Minh graduated in 2010 from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam where she majored in International Law. Following graduation she worked as a legal …


Alumni

MILE 12, Minh Hang Hoang

Academic: BA, International Business Law, Foreign Trade University, Hanoi Professional: Lecturer, Foreign Trade University, Hanoi


Alumni

MILE 12, Victoria Simon

Victoria Simon graduated from the Catholic University of Lille with a Bachelor's degree in Law and European Law and a Master in International …


Alumni

MILE 12, Kätlin Pertel

Kätlin Pertel earned her LL.B. degree with a minor in international relations from the University of Tartu (Estonia). She also studied at the …


Alumni

MILE 12, Patricia Arratíbel

Patricia Arratíbel Siles graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree with honours from the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of …


Alumni

MILE 12, Georges Bauer

Georges Bauer graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2006, earning degrees in Political Science (International Relations track) and Economics. At the …


Alumni

MILE 12, Gonzalo Bernal

Gonzalo Bernal Neumann holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru) and a Postgraduate Degree in …


Alumni

MILE 12, Amanda Bisong

Amanda Bisong is a Nigerian national, with a background in Law (Bachelor/ Barrister in Nigeria) and a Master degrees in International Law and …


Alumni

MILE 12, Mariana Cavezza

Mariana Cavezza holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She interned at the Mexican Chamber of …


Alumni

MILE 12, Kuena Diaho

Kuena Diaho is from the Kingdom of Lesotho and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the National University of Lesotho as …


Alumni

MILE 12, Ali Dadkhah

Ali Dadkhah is a practising lawyer and a member of the British Columbia Bar. He obtained a Masters in International Law and Economics …


Alumni

MILE 12, Faith Ekwekwuo

Faith Ugonna Ekwekwuo was born in Jamaica at the height of the Nigerian civil war and moved to Nigeria at age four. She …


Alumni

MILE 12, Jian Guan

Jian Guan holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from the Anhui University of Finance and Economics, and a Master's Degree in …


Alumni

MILE 12, Javier Gutiérrez

Javier has considerable experience in the negotiation of bilateral preferential trade agreements and throughout his career he has had the opportunity of negotiating …


Alumni

MILE 12, Regula Hofer

Regula Hofer is Swiss and holds a BSc degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of London (London School of Economics …


Alumni

MILE 12, Maura Iliuteanu

Maura Iliuteanu holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Bucharest. During her undergraduate studies, she developed a strong …


Alumni

MILE 12, Krystal Jean Baptiste

Krystal Yvonne Jean Baptiste originates from the small Caribbean island of Saint Lucia in the West Indies. In 2009 she graduated from Trent …


Alumni

MILE 12, Carolina Lenkey Ramos

Carolina Lenkey graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, majoring in Economics. Her …


Alumni

MILE 12, Viktoria Lövenberg

Viktoria Lövenberg graduated from Budapest Eötvös Loránd University with a combined degree in Law and Political Science. At the College of Europe (Bruges, …


Alumni

MILE 12, Ankur Mahanta

Ankur Mahanta graduated from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and also holds a Masters in Development …


Alumni

MILE 12, Nana Mensah

Nana Mensah was born in Kumasi, Ghana, and raised in Norway. His background contributed to shaping his worldview and motivated him to pursue …


Alumni

MILE 12, Dineo Moledi

Dineo Moledi graduated from the University of the Witswatersrand with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences and from the University of Johannesburg with …


Alumni

MILE 12, Lilya Mukhamedzhanova

Lilya Mukhamedzhanova graduated from Kazan State University, Russia in 2006 with a major in International Relations. During her university years, Lilya interned at …


Alumni

MILE 12, Anara Myrzaeva

Anara Myrzaeva graduated from the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek in 2011, holding a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. During her studies …


Alumni

MILE 12, Chi Le Ngo

Chi-Le Ngo holds a BA in International Trade and Business from the Foreign Trade University in Vietnam. After graduation she completed a 6 …


Alumni

MILE 12, Iryna Polovets

Iryna Polovets is Advisor to a Deputy Director-General at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Previously, she worked as Dispute Settlement Lawyer in the …


Alumni

MILE 12, Denisse Rodriguez

Denisse Rodriguez holds a law degree from the Universidad Católica de Bolivia and a Master's degree in International Economic Relations and Integration from …


Alumni

MILE 12, Miguel A. Rodriguez Cuadros

Miguel A. Rodriguez Cuadros is a lawyer who graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Lima. Post graduate Master Studies took him …


Alumni

MILE 12, Nazym Shalbayeva

Nazym Shalbayeva graduated with a Diploma with honours, specialising in International Economic Relations, from the Kazakh State Academy of Management, Almaty, Kazakhstan in …


Alumni

MILE 12, Kairat Torebayev

Kairat Torebayev graduated from Kazakh State Academy of Management in 2000. He began his career as an economist at the Statistic Data Centre …


Researchers, Alumni

MILE 12, María Vasquez Callo-Müller

María joined the WTI as a doctoral student under the SECO project, which supports the development of Regional Competence Centres for Trade Law …


Alumni

MILE 12, Nadia Vassos

Nadia Vassos graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences with Honours in International Development and Globalization. As …


Alumni

MILE 12, Karina Zaur

Karina Zaur, a native of Kazakhstan, obtained a Bachelor's degree in International Law from Kazakh Humanitarian Law University and in 2006, won a …


Alumni

MILE 12, Fanfan Zhang

Fanfan Zhang obtained her Juris Master's degree in 2010 from Wuhan University in China. In three years' study, she learned many laws and …


Alumni

MILE 12, Máté Kander

Máté Kander is an economist currently holding a Trade and Economics Manager position at the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) in Brussels. Before …


Alumni

MILE 12, Gulmira Kuzhagaliyeva

Gulmira Kuzhagaliyeva was born in Kazakhstan. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. She later took …


Alumni

MILE 13, James Acorlor

A Ghanaian resident in Switzerland, James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with classical history and civilisation from the University …


Alumni

MILE 13, Ali Abu

Abu Ndah Ali is a Principal Commercial Officer of the Department of Trade, with the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment in Nigeria. …


Alumni

MILE 13, Mazen Alhroub

Mazen was born in Jerusalem and received his BA degree in law in (2002) from Al Quds University, Jerusalem. He began his professional …


Alumni

MILE 13, Paroma Bhat

Paroma Bhat earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Delhi University, India in 2010. She then moved on to the communications industry, where …


Alumni

MILE 13, Oleksandra Brovko

Oleksandra Brovko holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (Honours) in International Law from the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of …


Alumni

MILE 13, Federica Casi

Federica Casi holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs - with a focus on international security and the post-Soviet area - from …


Alumni

MILE 13, Monica Diaz

Monica is a coach, facilitator, and learning manager whose ultimate goal is to promote sustainability. Through coaching services and positive leadership programmes, Monica …


Alumni

MILE 13, Duy Dinh

Khuong Duy Dinh graduated from the Foreign Trade University (FTU) of Vietnam with a Bachelor's degree in Internal Business Economics in 2010. Since …


Alumni

MILE 13, Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar Ullauri is a member of the Ecuadorian Foreign Service. His last posting was at the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the …


Alumni

MILE 13, Ayush Ghimire

Ayush Ghimire, a Nepalese citizen, obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from ILS Law College, India in 2007. After completing his studies, he …


Alumni

MILE 13, Michèle Glauser

Michèle Glauser graduated from the tri-national study programme in International Business Management, from France, Germany and Switzerland. During this time, she concluded an …


Alumni

MILE 13, Demitta Gyang

Demitta holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Business Management with first class honours from University of Jos, Nigeria. She also completed …


Alumni

MILE 13, Enrik Haxhirexha

Enrik Haxhirexha earned his Bachelor's Degree in Law in Albania, 2011. His interest in deepening his knowledge in the commercial field of law …


Alumni

MILE 13, Truong Giang Hoang

Truong Giang graduated from the Foreign Trade University, Vietnam in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, specialising in International Business Management. …


Alumni

MILE 13, Sara Keller

Sara Keller, a South African, obtained her LLB from North West University in 2006. During her studies, she was a student assistant to …


Alumni

MILE 13, Sergii Kurnosenko

Sergii Kurnosenko is a Ukrainian lawyer with an LL.B and an LL.M from Odessa National Academy of Law, Ukraine. His studies specialized in …


Alumni

MILE 13, Alejandro Matsuno Remigio

Alejandro Matsuno Remigio holds a Bachelor of Laws from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) where he graduated with honours. As a student, …


Alumni

MILE 13, Sergii Melnyk

Sergii Melnyk obtained his Master’s degree in International Business Law from the Central European University, Budapest. He holds a Bachelor of International Law …


Alumni

MILE 13, Le Nguyen

Le Nguyen received a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics at the prestigious Foreign Trade University in Vietnam. During her studies, she …


Alumni

MILE 13, Trang Vu Quynh Nguyen

Nguyen Vu Quynh Trang is a Vietnamese national who holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the Ho Chi Minh City University …


Alumni

MILE 13, Sunday Ogwuche

Ogwuche Sunday is currently a Commercial Officer with the Department of Trade, Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, Abuja, Nigeria where he handles …


Alumni

MILE 13, Adriana Pérez-Gil

Adriana Pérez-Gil Ochoa studied Law at the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and obtained an honours degree …


Alumni

MILE 13, Truong Xuan Pham

Truong Xuan Pham graduated in 2009 from the Foreign Trade University (FTU), Vietnam, with a high distinction degree in international business economics. His …


Alumni

MILE 13, Henrique Sachetim

Henrique Sachetim is a Foreign Trade Analyst at the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade charged with government activities in the …


Alumni

MILE 13, Dode Seidu

Dode Seidu holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Economics from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, as …


Alumni

MILE 13, Karla Solis

Karla Solis graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 2009 with a Bachelor in Social Sciences, majoring in Economics. She has …


Alumni

MILE 13, Evelyn Umudi

Evelyn Umudi hails from Delta State and lives in Lagos, Nigeria. She obtained a Bachelors of Law degree (LL.B) from the University of …


Alumni

MILE 13, Susana Wong Chan

Susana Wong Chan graduated from the University of Costa Rica with a Bachelor´s degree in Customs Administration and Foreign Trade. A student, she …


Alumni

MILE 14, Alexandre Marques da Silva

Alexandre holds a Bachelor of Law from the Catholic University of Santos. After graduation, he had his own law firm before becoming a …


Alumni

MILE 14, Alvita Chen

Alvita graduated (with honours) from Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia, majoring in International Trade Relations. Upon her graduation in January 2013, she began her …


Alumni

MILE 14, Bharti Lamba

Bharti Lamba graduated from National Law University, Jodhpur, with a Bachelor in Law (Honours). She was selected to be a Legal Intern at …


Alumni

MILE 14, Songyuan Li

Songyuan LI received her Master of Laws focusing on American Business Law, in 2013, from Emory University School of Law, USA. Before this, …


Alumni

MILE 14, Ha Le

Ha Le graduated from Foreign Trade University (FTU), Hanoi, Vietnam, with a Bachelor Degree of International Business Economics. During that time, Ha took …


Alumni

MILE 14, Hanna Deringer

Hanna Deringer holds a tri-national five-year diploma in “International Cultural and Business Studies” from the Universities of Passau, (Germany), Limerick (Ireland) and Granada …


Alumni

MILE 14, Isaac Hubert Arthur

Isaac Hubert Arthur holds a Master’s Degree in International Development Studies from the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble 1) in France, a Bachelor’s Degree …


Alumni

MILE 14, Kholofelo Kugler

Kholofelo holds a BA in International Studies and Economics from the University of South Africa, as well as an LLB degree from the …


Alumni

MILE 14, Camila Moreno

Camila Moreno is a graduate student from Universidad de la Sabana with an International Business Management degree. Her professional experience dates back to …


Alumni

MILE 14, Mary Rose Mafalo

MaryRose Mafalo is a law graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand. Upon completion of her degree she attended the School for Practical …


Alumni

MILE 14, Quyn Nguyen

Quynh Nguyen holds her Bachelor Degree in International Relations, majoring in International Law from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam under the Ministry of …


Alumni

MILE 14, Nithya Anand

Nithya Anand obtained her Bachelor’s degree in law, from the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, India. She also then engaged a …


Alumni

MILE 14, Rebecca Gilgen

Rebecca Gilgen is a U.S. citizen with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Her professional background is in accounting, law and education. Rebecca …


Alumni

MILE 14, Thalis Andrade

Thalis Andrade holds a Master in International Law and a Bachelor in Law, both from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. …


Alumni

MILE 14, Ginette Deneumostier

Ginnette Deneumostier holds a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in Lima. She is a native Spanish speaker …


Alumni

MILE 14, Paul Du Plessis

Paul graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He obtained two Bachelor's degrees, firstly in Economics with Political science as a minor …


Alumni

MILE 14, Maxim Gubarev

Maxim Gubarev holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Previously, he graduated with honours from Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State …


Alumni

MILE 14, Assylzat Karabayeva

Assylzat Karabayeva received an International Relations Bachelor degree in Kazakhstan in 2012. Having gained a basic knowledge of international relations and economics during …


Alumni

MILE 14, Augustine Kidisil

Augustine Kidisil received his Bachelor of Laws degree (Honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana in 2009. He …


Alumni

MILE 14, Titilayo Obiri

Titilayo Obiri holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in European Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit (K.U.) Leuven in Belgium. Her module of …


Alumni

MILE 14, Nuanpan Thamanovanish

Actively involved in various ASEAN-related extracurricular activities, Nuanpan Thamanovanish continued her deep interest in ASEAN by serving as an Academic Officer at the …


Alumni

MILE 14, Keyla Villegas Gomez

Keyla Villegas Gomez graduated from the University del Norte, Colombia in 2012, with a Bachelor's degree in international relations and major in international …


Alumni

MILE 14, Hang Zhang

Hang Zhang graduated from East China Jiaotong University with a Bachelor's degree in International Economics and Trade in 2012. He then attended the …


Alumni

MILE 14, Oleksandr Dorofieiev

Oleksandr Dorofieiev graduated from Ukrainian Odessa National Academy of Law in 2013 with a Master's degree. He specialised in international public law, constitutional …


Alumni

MILE 15, Phuong Tong

As a passionate learner, Phuong Tong is continually inspired by law, economics, politics and international relations. She holds a master’s degree in international …


Alumni

MILE 15, Purity Bere

Purity Bere graduated from Witwatersrand University, South Africa in April 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB). In 2009, she worked as …


Alumni

MILE 15, Amaliia Mkhitarian

Amaliia Mkhitarian holds a specialist degree with honours in International Relations from Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University (2014), Russia. She was an exchange …


Alumni

MILE 15, Jordan Ricketts

Jordan Ricketts went to Florida International University in Miami, USA. He graduated with a Bachelor in International Relations, a Bachelor in Psychology and …


Alumni

MILE 15, Kekeletso Mashigo

Kekeletso Mashigo is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa since 2002. She holds a BA degree and an LLB …


Alumni

MILE 15, Lamiya Baz

Lamiya is an Egyptian citizen who grew up in Kuwait. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a double major in …


Alumni

MILE 15, Michael Hayes

Michael Hayes is an exchange student from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, where he is currently completing his final year …


Alumni

MILE 15, Aisuluu Mambetkazieva

Aisuluu Mambetkazieva obtained her Bachelor’s degree in law from the Kyrgyz State Law Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in 2009. During her studies, she …


Researchers, Alumni

MILE 15, Alexander Beyleveld

Alex was born in Pretoria, South Africa. Having moved to Johannesburg in his early teenage years, he completed a Bachelor of Laws degree …


Alumni

MILE 15, Cherika Hardjakusumah

Cherika holds a Bachelor of international relations from Parahyangan Catholic University in Indonesia. During her Bachelor studies, she was very active in the …


Alumni

MILE 15, Viktoriya Ereshchenko

Viktoriya Ereshchenko was born and raised in Russia. In 2014, she received a Master’s degree in international trade from the Saint Petersburg State …


Alumni

MILE 15, Gayatri Sashidharan

Gayatri Sashidharan is a lawyer from India. She received her Bachelor’s degree in law from I.L.S Law College, Pune, India. She also holds …


Alumni

MILE 15, Jimena Sotelo

Jimena Sotelo has a Bachelor’s degree in international trade from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, which is accredited at the international level …


Alumni

MILE 15, Krisi Kllapi

Krisi Kllapi holds a Master’s degree in business law from the European University of Tirana and a Bachelor’s degree in law from the …


Alumni

MILE 15, Mengying Yu

Mengying Yu participated in an exchange programme between the University of Wuhan in China and the University of Perpignan in France. After completing …


Alumni

MILE 15, Rishab Raturi

Rishab Raturi is an Associate Program Officer at the Global Challenges Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) where he works on …


Alumni

MILE 15, Sayoni Chaudhuri

Sayoni Chaudhuri completed her B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from Mats Law School, Raipur with a specialisation in business law in 2014. She attended several moot …


Alumni

MILE 15, Trang Ngo

Trang Ngo graduated magna cum laude from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, majoring in international law. During her undergraduate studies, she was a …


Alumni

MILE 15, Vinitha Johnson

Vinitha Johnson is a lawyer from Chennai, India. She graduated with an LL.B from the National Law University, Jodhpur, where she specialised in …


Alumni

MILE 15, Nelisile Thanjekwayo

Nelisile Thanjekwayo holds an LL. B degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently in the process of obtaining her master’s …


Alumni

MILE 15, Philomena Oriokot Apiko

Philomena obtained her LL.B. and LL.M. in human rights law from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her work experience has …


Alumni

MILE 15, Stanley Kinga Mwendia

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will," said Mahatma Gandhi. Stanley Kinga Mwendia is a Kenyan business …


Alumni

MILE 15, Yeji Lee

Yeji Lee received Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. During her undergraduate studies, she interned at the Consulate …


Alumni

MILE 16, Saule Chalbasova

Saule Chalbasova received her Bachelor’s degree in economics in 2012 from the American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan. After graduation, she started …


Alumni

MILE 16, Jimena Solar

Jimena María Solar Alvarez graduated Magna cum Laude from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She has further been a visiting student at …


Alumni

MILE 16, Bakhniyaz Karashina

Bakhniyaz was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She graduated from the Kazakh State Al-Farabi University and received a degree in political science. She applied …


Alumni

MILE 16, Charbel Fakhri Kairouz

Charbel graduated from the University of Carabobo, Venezuela, with a degree in law. He obtained an LLM in European and International Economic Law …


Alumni

MILE 16, Angela Nyakotey

Angela Nyakotey went to Headington School, Oxford, in the United Kingdom and subsequently the Diocesan School for Girls in Grahamstown, South Africa. She …


Alumni

MILE 16, Fernando Alcaraz

Fernando Alcaraz is an international trade and international economics professional with more than 10 years' experience in positions of increasing responsibility in the …


Alumni

MILE 16, Cristina Rubiano

Maria Cristina Rubiano Passos is a graduate of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) in Moscow, Russia. The Russian Ministry of Education …


Alumni

MILE 16, Harjodh Singh

Harjodh Singh obtained his Bachelor’s degree in law from India with an interest in intellectual property rights. After working in a Mumbai based …


Alumni

MILE 16, Heloisa Pereira

Heloisa Pereira is the former deputy director of the Department of Trade Remedies (DECOM) of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade …


Alumni

MILE 16, Ilmari Soininen

Ilmari is an economist interested in the intersection of trade policy, regional integration and private sector development, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has …


Alumni

MILE 16, Iulianna Romanchyshyna

Iulianna received her Master’s diploma in law with honours from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2015. In 2013 Iulianna participated …


Alumni

MILE 16, Khuong Le

In 2015, Khuong Le graduated from the Foreign Trade University of Vietnam with an excellent Bachelor’s degree in international trade. Working on his …


Alumni

MILE 16, Kyeremeh Yeboah

Kyeremeh Yeboah was born in a small town on the western border of Ghana called Dormaa–Ahenkro, but was raised in the capital, Accra. …


Alumni

MILE 16, Melanie Theisinger

Melanie Theisinger has a background in economics and political science and has experience working for the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the Canadian …


Alumni

MILE 16, Nadezhda Sporysheva

Nadezhda Sporysheva holds a Bachelor’s degree in international relations (2012) and a Master’s degree in economics (2014) from the National Research University Higher …


Alumni

MILE 16, Yomeini Perez

Yomeini Perez Andrade is a lawyer with work experience in Peruvian Governmental Agencies such as the Ministry of Production, the Ministry of Transport …


Alumni

MILE 16, Faith Tigere

Faith Tigere obtained her LLB (2012) and her Postgraduate Diploma in Law (2015) at the University of Witwatersrand. During her studies, Faith was …


Alumni

MILE 16, Solomiya Koshulynska-Chuba

Solomiya Koshulynska-Chuba obtained her Master’s degree in international law from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine. While an undergraduate she studied …


Alumni

MILE 17, Atinuke Ajiboye-Richard

Atinuke received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire. After graduating, she spent a …


Alumni

MILE 17, André H. Apollus

André Apollus has over 15 years' work experience in trade policy. Prior to joining the MILE programme, he was stationed at the Embassy …


Alumni

MILE 17, Elloa-Wadé Saleh Aboubakar

Elloa-Wadé Saleh Aboubakar obtained her LLB in European Law at the University of Orléans, France and her MA in International Business Law and …


Alumni

MILE 17, Fuji Anrina

Fuji Anrina worked as a trade analyst in the Directorate of Trade Defense, Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Trade, Republic of …


Alumni

MILE 17, Giovanna Tullume

Giovanna Tullume Carrion is a Peruvian lawyer interested in international law and economics. She has experience in the fields of international law and …


Alumni

MILE 17, Jimmy Alegria Moreano

Jimmy is a lawyer with experience in administrative law and in the fields of legal research and development, having worked with subnational governments …


Alumni

MILE 17, Jorge Luis Manrique de Lara Seminario

Jorge is a lawyer who graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru where he authored a dissertation on Tacit Agreements in the …


Alumni

MILE 17, Kajori De

Kajori De holds a Bachelor’s degree and LL.B in Law (2016) from Hidayatullah National Law University, India. Her Honour Papers were on International …


Alumni

MILE 17, Maria Gaviria Bravo

Maria Gaviria is an international trade professional with more than 14 years of experience, mainly in the public sector. She holds a Bachelor's …


Alumni

MILE 17, Phuong Lan Ngo

Phuong Lan graduated from the Foreign Trade University (FTU), one of the most reputable universities of Vietnam, where she obtained a very good …


Alumni

MILE 17, Rutendo Tavengerwei

Rutendo Tavengerwei received an LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa as well as a Postgraduate Course in International …


Alumni

MILE 17, Selma Matsinhe

Selma was born in Mozambique but raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and Law, …


Alumni

MILE 17, Stuti Toshi

Stuti Toshi holds a Bachelor's in Law from Hidayatullah National Law University, India. She pursued her minors in Political Science and Economics while …


Alumni

MILE 17, Selma Boz

Selma Boz holds a Bachelor's in International Relations from the University of Exeter, UK, and a Master's in International Political Economy from the …


Alumni

MILE 17, Ximena Montenegro

Ximena Montenegro is a Chilean lawyer. She holds a Bachelor of Law from the Catholic University of Chile along with a certificate in …


Alumni

MILE 18, Ali Al-Hafeedh

Ali Al-Hafeedh was born in Muscat, Oman where he also grew up and completed his BSc in Commerce and Economics (Major: Economics), College …


Alumni

MILE 18, Andrea De Angelis Effrem

Andrea De Angelis Effrem holds a Bachelor in Economics from University of Padova (Italy). As a student, he was granted a scholarship to …


Alumni

MILE 18, Amalie Øgård Sirevaag

Amalie Øgård Sirevaag holds a BA first Class honours degree in Business Management from the University of Winchester, UK and an MSc in …


Researchers, Alumni

MILE 18, Yinuo Liu

Yinuo LIU comes from China where lightning-fast advancements have been taking place in all domains. Law is no exception. Yinuo LIU has devoted …


Alumni

MILE 18, Evgeniya Amaeva

Evgeniya Amaeva was born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Evgeniya holds a Master’s degree in Economics (1999) from the Academy of Public Administration (Russia) and …


Alumni

MILE 18, Jianping Mei

Jianping Mei comes from China. She is currently a MILE 18 (Master of International Law and Economics) candidate at the World Trade Institute …


Alumni

MILE 18, Gowoon April Suk

Gowoon April Suk holds a Bachelor’s in International Trade and Logistics from Pukyong National University (South Korea) and pursued a minors in European …


Alumni

MILE 18, Lisa Annelle White

Lisa Annelle White is an attorney-at-law, called to the Jamaican bar, with at least 12 years’ experience in litigation. She has acquired experience …


Alumni

MILE 19, Akshata Limaye

Akshata Limaye, an Advocate currently enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa was born in a small town near Mumbai, India. …


Researchers, Alumni

MILE 19, Daniil Orlov

Daniil was born in Russia and after graduating from high school was accepted into the Foundation Programme in Economics, Finance and Management with …


Alumni

MILE 19, Daria Shabalina

Daria Shabalina has been working for the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation since 2014. Being a consultant at the Trade …


Alumni

MILE 19, Georgy Annenkov

Georgy Annenkov holds a Bachelor in International Relations from National Research University «Higher School of Economics» in Moscow (Russia). During his studies, he …


Alumni

MILE 19, Julia Seleme Heinzen

Julia Heinzen is a Brazilian lawyer who has experience in the areas of international trade law and customs duties. Her practical experience began …


Alumni

MILE 19, Patricia Vilarouca de Azevedo

Patricia Vilarouca de Azevedo has been working in international trade since 2013. She started her career in trade remedies at the Department of …


Alumni

MILE 19, Zahra Faheina Gadelha

Zahra Faheina Gadelha holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Federal University of Ceara (Brazil) and a MBA in Trade Remedies from IBMEC …


Alumni

MILE 19, Teresa Hug Alonso

Teresa Hug Alonso graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London with a Bachelor in Economics and Law. Her …


Alumni

MILE 19, Urvi Tembey

Urvi Tembey holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (B.A.LLB.) degree from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India. She interned at various …


Alumni

MILE 20, Jhanvi Trivedi

Jhanvi Trivedi was born and brought up in India. She completed her Bachelor’s in Commerce from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, which …


Alumni

MILE 20, Marianna Henud Cresci

Originally from Brazil, Marianna Henud Cresci has ten years of international experience in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. She holds a Bachelor of …


Alumni

MILE 20, Rachel Runqiu Du

Rachel Runqiu Du joined the WTI in September 2019 as a candidate of the Master of Advanced Studies in International Law and Economics …


Alumni

MILE 20, Roger Yu So

Roger So was raised in Guangdong, China and after finishing junior school in 2011, he went on continuing his senior and higher education …


Alumni

MILE 20, Sun Zifu

Sun Zifu graduated from Shandong Normal University with a degree in financial mathematics (economics). He is currently studying at Shanghai University of International …


Alumni

MILE 20, Alberto Corradi

Alberto Corradi graduated from the University of Parma with a master’s degree in Business Administration. He started his career in FMGC, before moving …


Alumni

MILE 20, Karma Yangzom

Karma Yangzom is from Bhutan. She is currently employed at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan. She has a postgraduate …


Alumni

MILE 20, Sulaiman M. Al-Awni

Sulaiman M. Al-Awni was born and raised in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He earned a BSc at King Saud University, College of …


Alumni

MILE 21, Gloria Kidulile

Gloria has been working with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Tanzania as a Senior Trade Officer. Gloria has been working actively …


Alumni

MILE 21, Alisher Islomidinzoda Ali

Mr. Alisher Islomidinzoda Ali has been working for the Ministry of Economic De­velopment and Trade of the Republic of Ta­jikistan since 2010. Being …


Alumni

MILE 21, Utkarsh Srivastava

Utkarsh was born in Mumbai and raised in Delhi. He finished his high school from there and then went to National Law Uni­versity …


Alumni

Monkelbaan, Joachim

Joachim is Climate Trade Lead at the World Economic Forum. This means that he looks at the interlinkages between trade and climate change. …


Students

Montoya, Francisco

Francisco holds a Bachelor's in Laws from the University of Piura, Peru. For some seven years, he worked in different private law firms …


Alumni

Morrison, Jamoy A.B.

Jamoy is a West Indian born on the paradisiacal island of Antigua. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the …


Alumni

Mukherjee, Santanu

Santanu Mukherjee is an Advocate and Commercial Mediator in India and specializes in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), International Trade (WTO), Technology and transactional …


Students

Musili Wambua, Mishael

Mishael M. Wambua was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya popularly referred to as ‘the green city in the sun’. He holds a …


Alumni

Mykuliak, Viktoriia

Viktoriia Mykuliak is an associate at VVGB Advocaten. She works in the field of international trade law with a focus on trade remedies …


External faculty

Nadakavukaren Schefer, Krista

PD Dr. iur Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer is Vice-director and Head of the Legal Division at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. Previously working with …


Alumni

Nalwoga, Stella

Stella is a Ugandan, with nine years’ pro­fessional experience in legal practice. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Dar es …


Students

Nandakumar, Anand

Anand Nandakumar is a native of the State of Kerala, towards the southern tip of India. He completed his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree …


Alumni

Narasimhan, Shilpha

Shilpha is a graduate in Arts and Law from Jindal Global Law School, India. She is from an Industrialised place and has observed …


External faculty

Neufeld, Nora

A trade lawyer with a specialisation in WTO rules, Nora Neufeld joined the World Trade Organization in early 2001. As the Secretary of …


External faculty

Newcombe, Andrew

Andrew Newcombe is an Associate Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he teaches international arbitration, international …


Non-Res. Fellows

Nguyen, Quynh

Quynh Nguyen started her PhD in International Relations and International Political Economy, under Professor Bernauer, in April 2012 after having received her joint …


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Non-Res. Fellows

Nguyen, Huong

Dr. Huong Quynh Nguyen (Daisy Nguyen) has expertise in data analysis (firm-level data, industrial level-data, and map layers data), and in empirical research …


Researchers

Nie, Aixuan

Aixuan Nie is a PhD candidate in law at China University of Political Science and Law. She received an LLM degree in European …


Alumni

Nsowaa-Adu, Modesta Adjoa

Modesta Nsowaa-Adu is a lawyer and a Gender mainstreaming, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant with the World Trade Institute’s Gender Research Team in Bern, …


External faculty

Núñez-Évora, Sara

Sara Núñez Évora is Head of Trade Compliance at On AG, a sports apparel and footwear Swiss company. As part of her role, …


Researchers

Oberdabernig, Doris

Doris Oberdabernig is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and a Senior Research Fellow at the WTI. She holds …


Students

Obichendu, Chidera Lilian

With a Bachelor of Law degree, professional certifications, and license as a barrister and solicitor of the supreme court of Nigeria, Chidera Lilian …


Alumni

Ochoa Oliden, Carla

Carla holds an LL.B. from the University of Applied Sciences of Peru, where she graduated with high honours. As a student, she has …


Students

Okoro, Esther

Esther Okoro is a Nigerian trained and qualified lawyer. She obtained her LLB from Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria. In November 2018, …


Olarreaga, Marcelo

Marcelo Olarreaga is Professor of Economics at the University of Geneva and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) …


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Alumni

Onkar Bhatia, Amrit

Amrit Onkar Bhatia completed his schooling in Geneva and acquired a BA Honours degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of …


Alumni

Oshima, Wakako

Wakako Oshima, a Japanese national, took a creativity break from her work as an in-house legal counsel at The Walt Disney Company in …


Alumni

Pandey, Aditi

Aditi Pandey is a lawyer from India specializing in international trade law and policy. Aditi graduated from the Master of International Law and …


Researchers

Panizzon, Marion

Marion Panizzon, Dr. iur., LL.M. (Duke) is a senior research fellow of the World Trade Institute, University of Bern and a legal consultant …


External faculty

Papp, Réka Ágnes

Dr Réka Ágnes Papp is Legal Counsel at the law firm Archipel, in Geneva. She represents clients in international arbitration and related court …


Alumni

Parsons, Samanta

Samanta holds two Bachelor of Sciences degrees, one in the area on International Affairs and, on Political Science, with a specialization in negotiations. …


Researchers

Payosova, Tetyana

Tetyana Payosova is a senior associate in Van Bael & Bellis’ Geneva office. Her practice focuses on international economic law and international dispute …


Researchers

Peng, Delei

Dissertation Topic: Foreign Investor Protection and State Regulation Delei Peng was born in China and obtained his Master's degree and PhD from Shanghai …


Students

Pérez Mendoza, Antonio José

Antonio is an Ecuadorian lawyer with several years of experience. He began as a public official in the Attorney General's Office, where he …


External faculty

Petrochilos, Georgios

Georgios is partner at 3 Crowns and formerly the head of the Paris arbitration team of a leading international firm, and of that …


Researchers, Alumni

Pimer, Jacquiline

Jacquiline Pimer joined the WP1.5 team of NCCR Trade Regulation in September 2010 as a research assistant. Her research is conducted under the …


External faculty

Pogoretskyy, Vitaliy

Mr. Vitaliy Pogoretskyy joined the ACWL as Counsel in May 2013. Previously, from January 2012 to May 2013, he worked as an intern …


In-house faculty, Researchers

Polanco, Rodrigo

Rodrigo Polanco is a senior lecturer, researcher, and academic coordinator of Master Programmes at the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern, and …


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External faculty

Potestà, Michele

Michele Potestà specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as public international law. Over the past ten years, Michele has participated …


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Alumni

Qiao, Liang

Liang was born in China. He holds a Bache­lor degree of Law from the Gansu Univer­sity of Political Science and Law, and a …


Researchers

Raess, Damian

Dr. Raess joined the WTI, University of Bern, as SNSF Professor in 2017. He is a political scientist specializing in International Political Economy. …


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Alumni

Rahmetov, Anvar

I am Anvar Rahmetov, a MILE 17 graduate from Uzbekistan. I made an early-career switch into trade policy after obtaining a PhD in …


External faculty

Raible, Christoph

Professor Christoph Raible is a senior scientist at Climate and Environmental Physics and deputy director of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research …


Alumni

Raj, Vishakha

Vishakha Raj is an India-qualified lawyer with a keen interest in business and economic laws. During law school, she actively participated in moot …


External faculty

Reiter, Joakim

Before joining Vodafone in April 2017, Joakim was the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations …


Alumni

Ricardo, Lucas

Lucas Ricardo is a Brazilian-Angolan citizen who was born and raised in Belo Horizonte. He has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the …


Admin

Rodriguez Widmer, Agustina

Agustina is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Bern in the field of International and Monetary Economics (MIME). Next to …


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Non-Res. Fellows

Rojas-Romagosa, Hugo

Hugo Rojas-Romagosa is a research economist at the World Bank. He worked as senior fellow researcher at the World Trade Institute in Bern …


Alumni

Rosas, Claudia

Claudia Rosas is an economist with mention in International Business, graduated from ESAN University in Peru. She started her career as a Trade …


Admin

Rosenberg, Karin

Karin Rosenberg is the Director of Administration at the WTI. Karin was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her passion for traveling and …


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Researchers

Rosenow, Samuel

Samuel is a PhD candidate in Economics at the World Trade Institute (WTI) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Joseph Francois. His research …


Researchers

Roux, Marine

Marine is a PhD candidate at the University of Bern. She is working on the TRADEM project, investigating the impacts of international trade …


External faculty

Rovetta, Davide

Davide Rovetta is a customs and trade lawyer at Brussels based law firm Grayston and Company as well as Of Counsel at the …


Alumni

Rovnov, Yury

Yury Rovnov is an international trade law consultant. His main area of expertise is sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary measures (including the WTO SPS …


External faculty

Roy, Martin

Dr. Martin Roy is Counsellor in the Trade in Services and Investment Division of World Trade Organization. With the WTO since 2002, he …


External faculty

Rubini, Luca

Luca Rubini is Senior Research Fellow in International Law at the Law Department of the University of Turin, Italy. Previously he held positions …


External faculty

Rüegsegger, Katie

Katie Rüegsegger works as an advisor on innovation, intellectual property and public health at IPI. She holds a master’s degree in International and …


Admin

Rüfli, Fred

Fred Rüfli has been head of IT since the WTI was founded (2000). His responsibilities include ensuring IT functions, providing the resources and …


Non-Res. Fellows

Saco, Victor

Victor joined the WTI as a PhD researcher, under the SECO Project which supports development of Regional Competence Centres for Trade Law and …


Students

Samant, Urshila

Urshila Samant is an India trained Lawyer and presently a candidate of the TRAIL+ program at the WTI. Before joining WTI, she graduated …


Alumni

Sandhu, Esha

Esha Sandhu hails from New Delhi, India. She followed a dual BA LLB degree course at Symbiosis International University, Pune, India, graduating in …


External faculty

Santana, Roy

Roy Santana is an expert on tariff and customs issues who has worked for the Market Access Division of the World Trade Organization …


Students

Sathiyamurthy, Harsha

Harsha Sathiyamurthy is a well-rounded student with a diverse educational background and a range of skills and experiences. He holds a B.Sc. in …


Alumni

Satragno, Lucía

Lucia Satragno, born and raised in Argentina, has been a doctoral fellow at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern since May 2014 …


External faculty

Sauvé, Pierre

Pierre Sauvé is a Senior Trade Specialist within the World Bank Group's Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice, where he manages interactions with …


Alumni

Sehgal, Anurag

Anurag Sehgal is a trade negotiator from India with extensive experience in policy making and execution. Hailing from the prestigious civil services, he …


Admin

Sgarrella, Mario

Mario is Head of Communications at the World Trade Institute. He has been in the education industry for the last 10 years, heading …


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Students

Shelton, Jacob

Jacob attained a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish (magna cum laude) at the College of Wooster in Ohio, USA. He first …


Non-Res. Fellows

Sieber-Gasser, Charlotte

Charlotte Sieber-Gasser is PostDoc Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the Chair of Prof. Bernhard Rütsche at the University of Lucerne, and Lecturer …


Alumni

Sigilai, Sonya

Ms. Sonya Sigilai is an ambitious, budding professional with a background in law. She undertook her undergraduate studies at Keele University, UK, and …


Students

Singh, Tavieshi

Tavieshi Singh is an aspiring lawyer who wishes to practice in international investment and commercial law. She holds two bachelor degrees, a LL.B. …


Non-Res. Fellows

Smeets, Maarten

Maarten Smeets is a Non-Resident Fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), Bern, Guest Professor at the University of International Business and Economics …


Alumni

Soutar, Nicholas

Nicholas "Nick" Soutar was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. A South African and Swiss dual national having grown up experiencing and travelling between …


Non-Res. Fellows

Spilker, Gabriele

Gabriele Spilker is Professor of „International Politics – Global Inequality“ at the Department of Politics and Public Administration and co-speaker of the Excellence …


External faculty, Researchers

Stacy, Sean

Sean Stacy, a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, holds advanced degrees in law (J.D. Harvard University Law School) and economics …


Admin

Steiger, Christian

Christian Steiger took up his job as IT support for the WTI in June 2005. Before that he spent several years working as …


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External faculty

Steingruber, LL.M., Andrea Marco

Andrea Marco Steingruber practice law with SwissLegal (Bern). SwissLegal Group is a network of independent Swiss law firms, which is present in more …


Alumni

Sumana, Chamarty Sai

Chamarty Sai Sumana studied BBA, LL.B,(2015-2020), at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. She has enrolled as advocate with the State Bar Council of Telangana, …


Alumni

Surbeck, Jenny

Jenny successfully completed her PhD in Global Political Economy at the World Trade Institute in 2019. Her dissertation on intellectual property rights (IPRs) …


Alumni

Taal, Sainabou

Sainabou Taal graduated in 2008 with honours from the University of Toronto for a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a double minor …


External faculty

Taubman, Antony

Antony Taubman is currently Director, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division of the World Trade Organization. From 2002 to 2009, he was …


Students

Thomas, Nicholas

Nicholas William Thomas is a motivated young professional from the twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda, with an interest in international relations and …


Admin

Thompson, Sophia

Sophia Thompson is personal assistant to the directors Joseph Francois, Manfred Elsig and Peter Van den Bossche. Her main focus is to facilitate …


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Researchers

Tomberger, Patrick

Patrick is a Postdoc researcher at the World Trade Institute located in Bern. He graduated from the University of Linz in 2015 with …


Researchers, Alumni

TRAIL+ 2, Hsin-Yi Wu

Hsin-Yi Wu was born and grew up in Taiwan, where she received her LL.M. from the Institute of Law for Science and Technology …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 2, Leonardo Lahud

Leonardo Lahud has been working as a Foreign Trade Analyst at the Brazil’s Foreign Trade Secretariat (Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 2, Aaditri Solankii

Aaditri Solankii obtained a degree in Law [BA LLB (Hons.)] from Amity University, India where she wrote a dissertation on “Legal Challenges concerning …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 2, Kimberley Nyajeka

Kimberley Nyajeka, born in Harare, Zimbabwe, holds and LLB and Bachelor of Arts Degree (Politics and International Relations and Legal Theory) from Rhodes …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 2, Shishira Johny

After completing her schooling from Dubai, Shishira transferred to India to pursue higher education. She holds an undergraduate double degree in Bachelors of …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 2, Ridhish Rajvanshi

Ridhish Rajvanshi was born and raised in Jaipur, India. He obtained his bachelor’s degree (B.A. LL.B.) from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2018. …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 2, Ashita Jain

Ashita holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (International Law and Globalisation) from the University of Birmingham, UK. During her undergraduate studies, she …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 3, Nikhita Pais

Nikhita Pais was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. She obtained a Bachelor of Legal Sciences (BLS) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 3, Swati Sharma

Swati Sharma was born in a small town in Rajasthan, India. Swati holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Institute of Chartered …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 3, Vishal Shrivastava

Vishal Shrivastava, from Delhi, India holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws (B.B.A. L.L.B.) degree from Symbiosis International University. As …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 3, Li Yiming

Li Yiming holds a Bachelor Degree in Law from the East China University of Political Science and Law. He also holds a Bachelor …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 3, Nithya Grace Fenn

Nithya Grace Fenn holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree from National Law University, Jodhpur, India with a specialization …


Alumni

TRAIL+ 4, Shivani Trichnopoly Ravi Kanth

Shivani Trichnopoly Ravi Kanth was born and raised in Hyderabad, India. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Business Admin­istration & Bachelor of …


Alumni

TRAIL+1, Jhans Armando Panihuara Aragón

Jhans Panihuara received an LL.B. degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. As a student, he attended courses on the LL.M. in …


Alumni

TRAIL+1, Nomfundo Mkatshwa

Nomfundo holds an LL.B. degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, Nomfundo served her …


Researchers

Tressler, Frank

Frank Tressler has a Law Degree from the Catholic University of Santiago in Chile and graduated Summa cum laude from the Diplomatic Academy …


Students

Triplicane Damodaran, Satish

Satish has more than a decade of experience in advising and assisting the Government of India as well as private entities in trade …


Executive Board

Tschopp, Jeanne

Jeanne Tschopp is an applied economist with interests in Labor Economics and International Trade. Her primary research agenda involves understanding how labor market …


External faculty, Alumni

Tuerk, Elisabeth

Ms. Türk is Director of the Economic Cooperation and Trade Division (ECTD) at UNECE and leads the Division’s work across its four Sections: …


Researchers

Tveit, Thomas

Thomas is an economist with an interdisciplinary research profile, specialising in remote sensing and natural hazards and their impact. He has a PhD …


Students

Tyagi, Kartik

Kartik Tyagi is from India. He has completed his undergraduate study in law from the prestigious Institute of Law, Nirma University (a premier …


Students

Tyagi, Gauri

I am a lawyer enrolled with the Bar Council of India and am currently a candidate of the TRAIL+ programme at the World …


Students

Vaithyanathan, Aishwarya

Aishwarya is an Indian citizen who grew up in the Middle East and completed her schooling in Dubai. She subsequently pursued the integrated …


Executive Board, In-house faculty, Executive Committee

Van den Bossche, Peter L.H.

Peter Van den Bossche is a former Member and Chair of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (2009-2019), and is currently …


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Students

Verbeken, Laura

Laura is a passionate young woman, born and raised Belgium. After completing her LL.B. at KU Leuven, she was selected to be part …


External faculty

Vergano, Paolo

Paolo R. Vergano is a partner at FratiniVergano - European Lawyers (www.fratinivergano.eu) and a member of the firm’s Trade Group. His practice focuses …


External faculty

Vermulst, Edwin

Edwin Vermust has practiced international trade and EU law and policy since 1985 and is a founding partner of VVGB Advocaten. He is …


Researchers

Vogt, Achim

Achim Vogt is a researcher and doctoral candidate at the World Trade Institute, University Bern. His research interests include non-tariff measures, regional integration, …


Researchers

Wagner, Patrick

Patrick Wagner is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz in the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality." He has a …


Researchers

Wang, Anqi

Dissertation Topic: The Interpretation of Most-Favored-Nation (MFN) Clause in International Investment Arbitration Anqi Wang joined the WTI in September 2017 as a PhD …


Researchers

Weissert, Irina

Irina Weissert joined the University of Bern’s World Trade Institute (WTI) as a PhD candidate in 2016. Before joining the Institute, Irina worked …


Researchers

Wickramasekara, Piyasiri

Dr Piyasiri Wickramasekara is an international expert with over 40 years of research and work experience covering development, employment, and international migration issues. …


Students

Wikramanayake, Saheli

Saheli obtained her LL.B (Hons) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She won a Gold Medal and scholarship from the University of …


Alumni

Wu, Dong

Dong Wu works at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Dong joined the United Nations in 1997 through the Young Professional …


Non-Res. Fellows

Wüthrich, Simon

Simon Wüthrich is an Officer in the Trade Relations Division of the European Free Trade Association in Geneva, where he works on investment, …


Researchers

Yakubkhodjaev, Umid

Umid Yakubkhodjaev joined the World Trade Institute (WTI) in September 2018 as a doctoral student in Law. His research primarily focuses on investigating …


Researchers

Yildirim, Aydin

Aydin B. Yildirim is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the European Politics group at the Center for International and Comparative Studies of ETH Zurich. …


Researchers

Yildiz Noorda, Aylin

Dr. Aylin Yildiz Noorda is a research fellow at the WTI with expertise in issues relating to sustainability (especially climate change and disasters), …


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Students

Yuldashev, Jakhongir

Jakhongir graduated from the Management Development Institute of Singapore in Tashkent and holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing Management. From 2018 …


Advisory Board, External faculty

Zdouc, Werner

Werner Zdouc was Director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat from 2006 to 2020. He is currently Director of the Knowlegde and Information …


Alumni

Zhang, Rui

Zhang Rui comes from China. She achieved her bachelor's degree of law at shanghai university of international business and economics, during her bachelor’s …


Researchers

Zhao, Xiwei

Xiwei Zhao's learning experience started from School of Law, Nankai University during the period from September 2012 to June 2016 where he obtained …


Alumni

Zhao, Yi

Yi Zhao was born and brought up in Shanghai, China. In June 2022 she obtained her bachelor’s degree in law from Shanghai University …


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Zhaonan, Li

Zhaonan Li was born and raised in China, Hebei province. She received her bachelor's degree in law from Hebei Normal University. During her …


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