Paul Baker is the Founder and Chairman of International Economics Consulting Group, with offices in Ho Chi Minh, London, and Mauritius. Paul has over 25 years of experience as an economic adviser to Governments from G7 and G90 countries. He has held lead economist roles on assignments for EU’s DG Trade and DG INTPA, Germany’s Federal Ministry for International Cooperation and Development, New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, UK’s Department for International Trade, UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, and Trade Ministries across the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Central, South and East Asia, and Pacific. Paul regularly works with the World Bank, World Economic Forum, WTO, Asian Development Bank and UN agencies. For his significant contribution and extensive experience in his professional field, Paul has been named a Global Leader in Trade & Customs by Who’s Who Legal for the last seven consecutive years and was nominated in Who’s who Thought Leaders Africa 2023. He currently serves as a Board Member of UNESCAP’s Trade Intelligence Negotiation Advisor and Research Advisor at ARTNeT, the largest trade research network in the Asia-Pacific. He is also an expert in the Working Group of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Digital Flows Initiatives and an Expert in the WEF/WTO's TradeTech Working Group on AI, IOT, Blockchain, and Digital Identities for trade. He is a visiting professor at the College of Europe in the master’s programme and part-time lecturer at the University of Mauritius. He was a faculty member and visiting professor at international universities in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He holds an MSc (Econ) in Economics from the Univesity of London (SOAS) and a Maitrise in Science in Financial Engineering from the University of Nantes.