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Deborah Elms

Founder and Executive DirectorAsian Trade Centre

An influential expert on trade and negotiations, Dr Deborah Elms helps to shape policies that serve both the government and the private sector

Dr Deborah Elms is the founder and executive director of the Asian Trade Centre in Singapore which works with governments and companies to design better trade policies. She has consulted on trade issues for governments including the United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Taiwan and Singapore. Her research interests are negotiations and decision-making and her current projects include the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the ASEAN Economic Community and global value chains. Dr Elms is a senior fellow in the Singapore Ministry of Trade & Industry’s Trade Academy, and the former head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations.

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