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Vincent Valentine Trade Negotiations and Commercial Diplomacy Branch, Division on International Trade & Commodities at United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland


Vincent Valentine is a transport economist with more than 30 years professional experience. For the last decade he has worked at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. Here he has held various roles including acting as the Chief of Transport, Principal Author and Coordinator of the annual publication Review of Maritime Transport. Immediately prior to this he served in the Transport Division of the UN's regional commission in Bangkok, Thailand (UNESCAP).

Prior to joining the UN he worked in the private sector negotiating settlements for a leading maritime transport insurer and then as a Lloyd’s of London broker. Later he became a Senior Lecturer in International Maritime Commercial Practice during which time he was awarded a Ph.D. for his research into port efficiency

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