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With over 25 years of international experience in trade negotiations, policy implementation, business development, and organisational management, Mr. Teddy Yagambaram Soobramanien, brings a unique set of skills, perspectives, and leadership qualities to steer CBC into the future.

Mr. Soobramanien has held several leading positions at the World Trade Organisation (WTO); the United Nations (UN); International Trade Centre (ITC); the Commonwealth; the UK Government; the African, Caribbean and Pacific States – European Union (ACP-EU) TradeCom Facility; the private sector; and the Mauritius Mission to the UN in Geneva. He has steered to success many of the programs he has been responsible for, including the Aid for Trade Hub and Spokes Programme.

Teddy is widely published on issues relating to small economies; the ACP; developing countries; and on international trade issues that are of interest to Africa. He has also implemented several private sector development projects for the TradeCom Facility.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom; a BSc (Hons) Degree in Economics from the University of Mauritius; a Diploma in Trade Policy from the WTO; and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in International Trade Law at the University of Reading, UK.