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Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz

Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Studies, Harvard and Univ. de los Andes. Former: Co-Founder and Exec. Director, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (Quito); 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. Since 1996, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). Since 1997, Publisher, BRIDGES. Principal Convener, E15Initiative (www.E15initiative.org), a joint undertaking of ICTSD and the World Economic Forum involving over 380 experts on the future of the global trade and investment system. Leads SETA Initiative, a campaign for robust, efficient global markets in clean energy technologies. Member of the Board: Meridian Institute (US); various global policy initiative governance bodies. Author and editor.