Dr. Christophe Bellman

WTO, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Christophe Bellman

Training Officer, Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation, World Trade Organisation. Previously with ICTSD


Is the Programmes Director at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). He joined ICTSD in 1998, first as Programme Officer for Outreach and Partnership, then as Director of Policy Dialogues and finally, since 2002, as Programmes Director. In his current position, he is responsible for fundraising, management and overall supervision of ICTSD’s research, dialogue and capacity building programmes in Geneva and in the regions.

Before joining ICTSD, he worked for the Swiss Coalition of Development Organisations (SCDO) where he was responsible for activities on multilateral trade and sustainable development issues. During that time he produced several papers and articles related among others to public participation in the WTO, possible multilateral disciplines on foreign direct investment (FDI), and trade preferences for developing countries, agriculture trade reform and trade-related technical assistance. He has also worked as a Research Associate at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, on the relationship between trade and the environment. He has edited and published a wide range of books, articles and opinion pieces in English, French and Spanish on trade and sustainable development. He holds an MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva.

Areas of Interest

  • Trade and sustainable development