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Mark Assaf

Chief of Human Resource Development Section – TRAINFORTRADE

Mr. Mark Assaf is the Chief of the Human Resources Development Section– TRAINFORTRADE at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a Master’s in Economics from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium).

Mr. Assaf has over 22 years of experience in International Institutions and private sector multinationals. He oversees major programmes in the field of International Trade Statistics, E-Commerce and Port Management to support sustainable economic development.

Mr. Assaf believes in building sustainable networks of knowledge to enhance national ownership and international cooperation as per SDG 17. He is a strong promoter of digital solutions and innovative thinking to enhance capacities of international trade players. He dedicates his efforts to support development-oriented trade policy to reduce poverty and to promote transparency and good practices within UN member states.