Prof Jean-Pierre Lehman

Jean-Pierre Lehman, Evian Group (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Prof Jean-Pierre Lehman is Professor of International Political Economy at IMD. In 1995, Professor Lehmann launched the Evian Group, an international coalition of corporate, government, and opinion leaders, united by a common vision of enhancing global prosperity for the benefit of all by fostering an open, inclusive and equitable global market economy in a rules-based multilateral framework. The Evian Group has developed as a leading global voice on global trade and investment issues that acts as a forum for dialogue and a birth place of ideas; it also engages actively in advocacy to counter the forces of protectionism and chauvinism.

Prior to joining IMD, Prof Lehmann’s academic and business careers encompassed activities in virtually all Asian and Western European countries, as well as North America. He was founding director of the European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS) at the Stockholm School of Economics (from 1992) and Professor of East Asian Political Economy and Business. He established and directed the East Asian operations of InterMatrix, a London-based business strategy research and consulting organisation (1986-1992). During this time he was concurrently Affiliated Professor of International Business at the London Business School.

His areas of special interest include globalization, global governance, trade and development, the role of business in reduction of poverty and inequality and the socio-economic, cultural, and business dynamics of Asia. He acts in various leading capacities in a number of public policy institutes and organisations, as an adviser to governments and corporations, and as a frequent commentator in the international media. He is the author of several books and numerous articles and papers primarily dealing with globalization, modern East Asian history and East Asia and the international political economy.

Prof Lehman is currently a visiting professor on the Faculty of Business and Economics at Hong Kong University.

For Prof Lehman's academic publications and latest commentaries on trade policy and other issues, please visit his web page at IMD.


Dr Razeen Sally

Razeen Sally, European Center for International Political Economy (Brussels, Belgium)

Dr Razeen Sally is Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), now Europe’s leading trade-policy think tank, which he co-founded in 2006. Currently, he is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Before joining the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, he was on the faculty of the London School of Economics, where he also received his PhD. He has held adjunct teaching, research and advisory positions at universities and think tanks in the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Dr Sally’s research and teaching focuses on global trade policy and Asia in the world economy. He has written extensively on the WTO, FTAs, and on different aspects of trade policy in Asia. He has also written on the history of economic ideas, especially the theory of commercial policy. He has consulted for governments, international organisations and businesses in Europe and Asia, comments regularly on international economic issues in the media.

For Dr Sally’s academic publications and latest commentaries on trade policy and other issues, please visit his web page at ECIPE. 


Mr Jeffrey Schott

Jeffrey Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington, US)

Mr Jeffrey J. Schott joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE) in 1983 and is a senior fellow working on international trade policy and economic sanctions. During his tenure at the Institute, Schott was also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University (1994) and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University (1986–88). He was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1982–83) and an official of the US Treasury Department (1974–82) in international trade and energy policy. During the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, he was a member of the US delegation that negotiated the GATT Subsidies Code. Since January 2003, he has been a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee of the US government. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy of the US Department of State.

Mr Schott has written almost 20 books on trade policy and negotiations, regional trade agreements, and economic sanctions.  He is cited frequently on trade policy issues in academic studies and newspapers, and advises international organisations and national governments on trade policy issues. His areas of expertise are on trade policy and negotiations, regional economic integration, NAFTA, the World Trade Organization, and economic sanctions.

Mr Schott holds a BA degree magna cum laude from Washington University, St. Louis (1971), and an MA degree with distinction in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University (1973).

For Mr Schott’s academic publications and latest commentaries on trade policy and other issues, please visit his web page at IIE.