Dr. Sanoussi BILAL
Senior Executive and Head of the Economic Transformation and Trade Programme, The European Centre for Development Policy Management
"Dr. Sanoussi Bilal is a Senior Executive and the Head of the Economic Transformation and Trade Programme at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Maastricht, The Netherlands and in Brussels, Belgium, where he is based. With a background in economics and international relations, he has a Master from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a PhD in international economics (political economy of trade) from the (UK), the University of Geneva (CH), the European Institute of Public Administration (NL), and the University of Birmingham University of Birmingham, UK. Before joining ECDPM, he worked at the Overseas Development Institute (UK).
His expertise relates mainly to economic and trade issues for inclusive growth, regional integration processes and development, with a focus on Africa and the ACP-EU relations (including economic partnership agreements). His current activities focus on the structural transformation dynamics in Africa, and include projects on extractive sector and private sector for development, financing and domestic resources mobilization, economic integration processes in Africa, trade and value chain issues, as well as the role of emerging players. He is the author of numerous publications, as well as the founding editor of the monthly magazine GREAT insights dedicated to Governance, Regional integration, Agriculture and Trade matters."