Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz

Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz
  • Chief Executive
    International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Principal convener of the E15Initiative (www.E15initiative.org), a joint undertaking of ICTSD and WEF, involving over 380 experts on the future of the global trade and investment system. Leads a campaign for robust, efficient global markets in clean energy technologies (the SETA Initiative). Since 1996, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD); since 1997, Publisher, BRIDGES. Member of the Board, Meridian Institute (US) and various governance bodies of global policy initiatives.Studies, Harvard and Univ. de los Andes. Former: Co-Founder and Exec. Director, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano; Permanent Colombian Delegate in Geneva; Principal Adviser to Colombian Minister of Econ. Dev.; Chief Trade Negotiator; Chief of Administration, Office, President of Colombia; Spokesperson, G77; Colombian negotiator GATT/WTO. Author and Editor.