Abdalla Abbas former Director, UN-HABITAT, Geneva Office 

Eugene Adoboli former Prime Minister, Togo 

Manuel Agosin Dean and Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Chile 

Yilmaz Akyüz former Director, UNCTAD 

Xavier Alphaize Professeur Associé, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Lyon, France 

Dame Margaret Joan Anstee former UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Angola 

Jamshid Anvar former Director, UNCTAD 

Mohamed Ariff Emeritus Professor, International Economics, MIER, Malaysia 

Miguel Arnabal former Chief, Budget and Projects Finance Section, UNCTAD 

Gerry Arsenis former Director, UNCTAD 

Bilgé Ögün Bassani Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health 

Awni Behnam President, International Ocean Institute, Malta 

Denis Benn Emeritus Professor of Government, University of West Indies 

Yves Berthelot former Under-Secretary-General, ECE, United Nations 

Michael Bonello former Governor, Central Bank of Malta 

Korkut Boratav Professor of Economics (retired), Ankara University 

Kwesi Botchwey Professor of Practice in Development Economics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, Boston, USA 

Havelock Brewster Honorary Professor of Economics, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies 

Stephen Browne Director, Future of the UN Development System (FUNDS) Project, Geneva 

Phillippe Brusick President, CUTS International (Consumer Unity and Trust Society), Geneva 

Victor Busuttil Member, Board of Directors, Central Bank of Malta 

Ariel Buira former Executive Director, IMF and head of the G-24 Secretariat of developing countries 

John Burley former Director, UNCTAD 

Jacques Cambon former UN/UNCTAD staff member 

Hans Carl former Head, Trade Infrastructure Branch, SITE, UNCTAD 

Michael Carter former World Bank Country Director 

Ha-Joon Chang Reader, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK 

Patrizio Civili former Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations 

Giovanni Andrea Cornia Professor of Economics, University of Florence 

Andrew Cornford Counsellor, Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva 

Francis Cripps President, Alphametrics Co., Ltd. 

Gary Crook former UNCTAD official 

Roy Culpeper former President, the North-South Institute, Ottawa 

B.L. Das former Director of Trade Programmes, UNCTAD 

Dan Deac former UN/UNCTAD senior staff member 

Benny Demitzer Director, Ethical Events (UK) 

Nitin Desai former Under-Secretary-General, DESA, UN 

Ed Dommen former UNCTAD economist 

Giovanni Dosi Professor of Economics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy 

Zdenek Drabek Independent consultant 

Muchkund Dubey former Foreign Secretary to the Government of India 

Louis Emmerij former President, OECD Development Centre, Paris 

Gerald Epstein Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA 

Bijan Eslanloo former Chief, Technical Cooperation Section, UNCTAD 

Mahin Faghfouri President, International Multimodal Transport Association 

Medhi Fakheri Director General, Islamic Chamber Research and Information Center, Tehran


Reinaldo Figueredo former Director, Manufactures’ Division, UNCTAD 

Gerard A. Fischer Deputy Head of Mission, EU Monitoring Mission, Georgia 

Valpy Fitzgerald Professor of International Development Finance, Oxford Dept. of International Development, University of Oxford, UK 

Heiner Flassbeck former Director, UNCTAD 

Carlos Fortin Deputy Secretary-General UNCTAD, 1990-2005 

Ricardo Ffrench-Davis Muñoz Full Professor of Economics, University of Chile 

Roberto Frenkel Principal Research Associate at CEDES and Honorary Professor, University of Buenos Aires 

Peter Froehler retired United Nations official 

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Professor of International Affairs, the New School for Social Research, New York, USA 

Kevin P. Gallagher Global Development Policy Program, Boston University, USA 

Tom Ganiatsos retired UN official 

Dharam Ghai former Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development 

Murray Gibbs Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General, UNCTAD (retired 2004) 

Norman Girvan former Secretary General, Association of Caribbean States 

Harris Gleckman Senior Fellow, Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA 

Padmanabha Gopinath Executive Secretary, World Commission on Globalization 

Charles Gore Honorary Professor of Economics, University of Glasgow, Scotland 

Branislav Gosovic Author of the first book on UNCTAD (1971) 

Ilene Grabel Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, USA 

Stephany Griffith-Jones Professor, Financial Markets Director, IPD, Columbia University, New York 

Khalil Hamdani former Director, UNCTAD 

Peter Hansen Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency,1996-2005 

Sukehiro Hasegawa former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste 

Philip Hein Member and Rapporteur, UN Committee on Development Policy, 2007-2012 

Gerry Helleiner Professor Emeritus, Economics, University of Toronto 

K.G. Antony Hill former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the UN & Specialized Agencies (Europe) and GATT/WTO (1978-89, 1996-1999) 

Enrique ter Horst former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General in the Office of the Director General for International Economic Cooperation and Development 

Coll Hunter Economist 

Enrique Iglesias Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General, ECLAC 

Rouben Indijikian former O-i-C, Special Unit on Commodities, UNCTAD 

Pierre Jacquet President,Global Development Network, New Delhi . Cairo . Washington DC 

Sir Richard Jolly Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF, (1982-96) 

Matthew Kahane former UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator 

Saul N. Keifman Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Major, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA 

Ali Khamis former United Nations staff member 

Ian Kinniburgh former Director, United Nations 

Üner Kirdar Founder of UNDP Development Study Program 

Gloria Veronica Koch former Head, Intergovernmental Support Service, UNCTAD 

Detlef Kotte former UNCTAD staff member 

Kamran Kousari former head of the Africa Programme, UNCTAD 

Jan Kregel Program Director, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York 

Kurt Kwasny former UNCTAD official 

Sam Laird WTO trade economist (

John Langmore Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia 

Roger Lawrence former Director, UNCTAD 

Simon Maxwell former President, Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland 

Pradeep Mehta Secretary-General, CUTS International, Jaipur, India 

Faysal A. Mohammed Advisor, International Affairs, Royal Court, Bahrain 

Thanika Mkandawire Professor of African Development, London School of Economics, UK 

Lynn Mytelka former Director, UNCTAD 

Marcel Namfua Executive Director, Centre for Harnessing Knowledge for Development, Tanzania 

Deepak Nayyar Distinguished University Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research, New York, USA 

Léonce Ndikumana Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA 

Klaus Netter former Deputy Chief, Least Developed Country Programme, UNCTAD 

Machiko Nissanke Professor of Economics, SOAS, University of London 

Jose Antonio Ocampo former UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs 

Maurice Odle former UNCTC and UNCTAD official 

Mica Panic Fellow of Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, UK 

Chandrakant Patel Adjunct Professor (TRAPCA/Lund University) 

Trân Van Thinh Paul Ancien Ambassadeur Union Européenne, auprès de l'Office des Nations-Unies à Genève et auprès du GATT/OMC (1979-1994) 

Vijay Prashad George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and Professor of International Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, USA 

Jan Pronk former Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD 

Kunibert Raffer Professor, Department of Economics, University of Vienna 

Paul Rayment former Director of Economic Analysis, ECE, United Nations 

Rubens Ricupero Secretary-General, UNCTAD, 1995-2004 

Dani Rodrik Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, USA 

Pedro Roffe former senior official, UNCTAD 

Jaime Ros Professor of Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico 

Bob Rowthorn Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK 

Lorraine Ruffing Lead consultant to OECD's project on Financing Small Business 

David Saca former UNCTAD staff member 

Jagdish Saigal Economist and retired United Nations senior official 

Michael Sakbani Professor of Economics and Finance, the Herbert Walker School of Business, Geneva 

Victor Santiapillai former Director, International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO 

Karl Sauvant former Director, UNCTAD 

Andrew Sheng Adjunct Professor, Tsinghua University and University of Malaya 

Ajit Singh Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 

Mehdi Shafaeedin former senior UNCTAD staff member 

Charles Chukwuma Soludo Professor, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chairman of the Board of African Heritage Institution 

Frances Stewart Emeritus Professor of Development Economics, University of Oxford and Chair of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy, 2010-2012 

Miles Stoby former Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations (1998-2003) 

Jack I. Stone former Director, Research Division, UNCTAD 

Lance Taylor Arnhold Professor Emeritus, New School for Social Research, New York 

Jan Joost Teunissen Director of the Forum on Debt and Development (FONDAD) 

Clive Thomas Distinguished Professor and Director, International Development Studies, University of Guyana


John Toye Chair, Advisory Council, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK 

Anh-Nga Tran-Nguyen former Director, UNCTAD 

Ben Turok Member of Parliament, South Africa and Director of the Institute for African Alternatives

Rolph van der Hoeven Professor, Employment and Development Economics, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands 

Pablo Vinocur Director of the Postgraduate Program on Human Development, FLACSO, Argentinean Program 

Hans von Sponeck former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator, Iraq 

Aurélie von Wartensleben former O-i-C, Statistics, Informatics and Library, UNCTAD 

Yu Yongding Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 

Robert Wade Professor of Political Economy at the London School of Economics 

Thomas G. Weiss Presidential Professor of Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies 

Ralph Zacklin Assistant-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, United Nations, 1998-2005 

Michael Zammit Cutajar former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)