Christophe Bellmann

Senior Policy Advisor

Christophe Bellmann is a Senior Policy Advisor in IISD’s Energy program. He has more than 25 years of experience working on trade policy and sustainable development in international negotiations. His expertise includes trade and food security, fisheries subsidies, trade and environment, and development policies.

Over the course of his career, he has worked in different capacities for international organizations including Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Since 2014, he has served as adviser to various developing country groupings in WTO negotiations. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Chatham House Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy and a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA), Arusha, Tanzania.

Prior to that, he worked for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and as an associate researcher with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). He holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva.

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Areas of expertise
Food and Agriculture
Governance and Multilateral Agreements
Food Security
International Negotiations
Subsidies (Fishing)
Trade and Development
Trade and the Environment
Staff type
Master of Arts in International Relations: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Geneva
Languages spoken
English, French, German, Spanish