Senior Expert, Trade Facilitation and Market Access, Huawei Technologies
Simon is currently Senior Expert, Trade Facilitation and Market Access at Huawei Technologies in Shenzhen China. Before that he spent 4 years in Indonesia in various roles advising both the government and private sector on trade policy and international economic law issues.
With degrees in law from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and the Georgetown University Law Center (United States), Simon has worked in almost thirty countries, advising and training policymakers in Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.
Prior to joining Huawei, Simon was the Director of the Center for International Trade and Investment (UPH-CITI) at University Pelita Harapan (UPH) in Jakarta, where he was responsible for implementing the WTO Chairs program and acted as Academic Director on the UPH's executive Masters in Trade Investment and Competition Policy and Law (MTIC), organized in collaboration with the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Berne, Switzerland.
Simon’s substantive work to date has covered various areas of international economic law, and he has published and lectured extensively on international trade law and policy as well as serving on several delegations to the WTO, including the Indonesian delegation to the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference on Bali in December 2013. His current research and professional interests focus on the evolving set of trade and investment rules affecting the digital economy and how governments in developed and developing countries are struggling to find the right balance between openness and regulation when it comes to disruptive technologies and business models.